The ABDC Journal List is a collaborative journal quality list developed by the Australian Business Deans Council. The journals included are relevant to Australian business academics and grouped into four quality categories:
A* - Best or leading journal in its field ‐ publishes outstanding, original and rigorous research that will shape the field.
A - Highly regarded journal in the field or subfield ‐ publishes excellent research in terms of originality, significance and rigour, has competitive submission and acceptance rates, excellent refereeing process and where relevant to the field or subfield, has higher than average impact factors.
B - Well regarded journal in the field or subfield ‐ publishes research of a good standard in terms of originality, significance and rigour and papers are fully refereed according to good standards and practices but acceptance rates are higher than for Tiers A* and A.
C - A recognised journal - publishes research that is of a modest standard and/or is yet to establish its reputation because of its newness.
ERIH Plus is a reference index for scientific journals in the humanities and social sciences. To be included in ERIH PLUS, scientific journals in the humanities and social sciences must meet the benchmark standards described here.