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ERIC Number: EJ1109791
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0963-9284
Food for Thought? A Rejoinder on Peer-Review and RAE2008 Evidence
Morris, Huw; Harvey, Charles; Kelly, Aidan; Rowlinson, Michael
Accounting Education, v20 n6 p561-573 2011
This "Rejoinder" responds to criticisms made by Simon Hussain (2011) about the construction and operation of the "Association of Business Schools' (ABS) Academic Journal Quality Guide". In this paper the broad purposes of journal lists and guides are outlined before an account is given of the long history and multiple forms of these lists, particularly in the field of Accounting. Having described the main features of different types of journal list, the advantages and benefits of the approach adopted in the compilation of the "ABS Journal Quality Guide" is outlined. The paper then ends by noting that one of the copy-editing mistakes identified by Dr. Hussain has been rectified, but the remaining concerns about the rating of accounting education and accounting history journals reflect the absence of these titles from journal citation reports and international journal lists. Furthermore, the lower rating of Accounting & Finance research in the RAE2008 in comparison with Business & Management Studies research in the same year and Accounting & Finance research in 2001, has more to do with the way in which the Accounting & Finance Panel calibrated and normalized its judgements than with the ratings contained within the "ABS Guide".
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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