Title: A citation-based ranking of the business ethics scholarly journals

Authors: Alexander Serenko, Nick Bontis

Addresses: Faculty of Business Administration, Lakehead University, 955 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7B 5E1, Canada. ' DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, DSB #207, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4M4, Canada

Abstract: The purpose of this investigation is to develop a ranking of academic business ethics journals. For this, a revealed preference approach, also known as a citation impact method, was employed. The citation data were generated by using Google Scholar; h-index, g-index and hc-index were utilised to obtain a ranking. It was observed that the scores of these three indices correlated almost perfectly. This study also demonstrates that business ethics is a well-established discipline that should have its own set of recognised academic outlets.

Keywords: business ethics; academic journals; journal ranking; citations; citation ranking; impact factors; h-index; g-index; hc-index; Google Scholar.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBGE.2009.023790

International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics, 2009 Vol.4 No.4, pp.390 - 399

Published online: 11 Mar 2009 *

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