Title: What drives publishing in top management journals: an analysis of language, quantitative competency and financial support

Authors: Christian Falaster; Manuel Portugal Ferreira

Addresses: Department of Management, Graduate School of Management, Universidade Nove de Julho, Av. Francisco Matarazzo, 912, São Paulo, Brazil ' Department of Management, Graduate School of Management Universidade Nove de Julho, Av. Francisco Matarazzo, 912, São Paulo, Brazil; Instituto politécnico de Leiria, Leiria, Portugal

Abstract: Publishing in top-level academic journals is both a personal achievement and a crucial requirement in every scholar's career, albeit the institutional demands vary markedly among countries and institutions. In this study, we scrutinise how the effect of a set of factors - expenditure on education, R'D, English language proficiency and math competency - may influence the likelihood of publishing in top-ranked management journals. We have analysed the entire records of published articles in four top management journals over the past six years (2009-2014). On a sample of 1,322 articles, the results revealed that top level publishing is positively influenced by the national expenditure on R&D and English proficiency. The quantitative competency proved to have no effect on the ability to publish in top management journals, which is surprising given the current emphasis on quantitative studies. The results are discussed to provide scholars some guidelines to improve their publications in top journals.

Keywords: journal publication; research publishing; publication performance; business management research; national factors comparison; top management journals; language; quantitative competency; financial support; education expenditure; R'D expenditure; research and development; English language proficiency; mathmatical competency; national expenditure.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBBM.2017.082421

International Journal of Bibliometrics in Business and Management, 2017 Vol.1 No.1, pp.52 - 69

Received: 11 Feb 2016
Accepted: 16 Mar 2016

Published online: 24 Feb 2017 *

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