Does the ABDC Journal Classification Create Unequal Opportunities?
37 Pages Posted: 17 Apr 2020 Last revised: 11 Apr 2022
Date Written: April 11, 2022
We investigate whether the Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) journal classification list creates unequal publishing opportunities. We analyze several factors, such as the number of journals in each category, the number of papers published per year, the number of authors per paper, and the number of academics in each discipline. We find that there are more publishing opportunities for academics in Management and Economics, and fewer for those in Accounting, Finance, Marketing, and Econometrics. This finding applies to the highest category (A*), and the highest two categories (A* and A) combined.
Keywords: Academic journal rankings; journal classification; publishing opportunities
JEL Classification: G00
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