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JCIPP Curtin Corner – A Critique of the Bucket Classification of Journals: The ABDC List as an Example

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Journal ranking is a hazardous endeavour even if it is based on objective criteria. Additional problems arise from the use of an opinion-based bucket classification of journals. As a bucket classification system, the Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) list encourages rent seeking and arbitrage whereby a researcher goes for the lowest quality journal within each bucket or moves to another bucket. The quality of research output should not be judged on the basis of a predetermined list. It would be beneficial if the ABDC list is abandoned for the same reasons that led to the abandonment of the ERA list.

Event details

Curtin Corner is a weekly seminar series that features a broad range of topics in a seminar and discussion format. It is managed by The John Curtin Institute of Public Policy (JCIPP). Please find below seminar and (free) registration details for this week’s Curtin Corner.

Friday 19 February 2016
4:00pm – 5:00pm, with refreshments to follow
Executive Briefing Centre (EBC) Bldg 100, Level 2 Curtin Bentley Campus

About the Speaker

Imad Moosa is Professor of Finance at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Australia. He has also held previous appointments at Monash and La Trobe Universities, Australia, and the University of Sheffield, UK. Prior to working in academia he held professional positions at the International Monetary Fund and in investment banking. He has published 20 books and over 200 papers.

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