Is Administrative Science Quarterly really the #9 journal in management (as suggested by ISI/impact factors a few years ago)? Pl-eez! Is Management Science really #24 (as ranked by ISI in 2009) among management journals? Is the Journal of Product Innovation Management, ahem, really a better management journal than Organization Science (relegated to #13! in 2008)?
Now you can decide.
Inspired by Kieran and Steve’s ranking initiative (of sociology departments, see here), here’s an effort to crowdsource management journal rankings:
RANK HERE: http://www.allourideas.org/management (Update: voting has closed and the results as follows have been included) ...represents some 69,000 pair-wise votes, by some 1000+ unique users sessions.
RESULTS HERE: Via Organization and Management Theory (of Academy of Management Journal), January 28, 2011
|1||Administrative Science Quarterly||90.43%|
|2||Academy of Management Journal||90.41%|
|3||Academy of Management Review||88.94%|
|5||Strategic Management Journal||84.42%|
|6||Journal of Applied Psychology||84.00%|
|8||Journal of Management||82.46%|
|10||Organizational Research Methods||74.06%|
|11||Journal of Organizational Behavior||72.79%|
|13||Journal of Management Studies||71.10%|
|14||Research in OB||70.37%|
Sure, a ranking like this has lots of problems: apples and oranges (organizational behavior, strategy, org theory journals all in one), the lack of disciplinary journals (for now), etc. It’s certainly not definitive. But I think a crowdsourced ranking of management journals might nonetheless be quite informative, and it certainly won’t make the mistake of keeping ASQ, Organization Science or Management Science out of the top 5. Well, we’ll see.
Updated map of where the votes are coming from: