A new 49th edition of the Journal Quality List (JQL) has recently been published (8th June 2013). The JQL is an international venture which is compiled and edited by Prof. Anne-Wil Harzing. The list is a collation of journal rankings from a variety of sources including: the Association of Business Schools, Aston University, British Journal of Management, Cranfield University School of Management and the Financial Times. Some sources are more current than others.
The JQL is published primarily to assist business and management academics to target their research papers at journals of an appropriate standard and is available in three arrangements: by journal title, by subject area and by ISSN. The subject coverage includes: business history, communication, economics, entrepreneurship, finance & accounting, general & strategy, international business, innovation, marketing, psychology, public sector management, sociology and tourism.
The current version of the JQL contains 23 different rankings of 940 business journals. The Association of Business Schools (ABS) continues to maintain its own well respected Journal Quality Guide which was last revised in 2010 (Version 4).