Journal Rankings, Collaborative Research and Publication Strategies: Evidence from China

Simon Hussain*, Lana Liu, Yue Wang, Lingyan Zuo

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Abstract: The primary focus of our paper is on the potential for in-house journal ranking lists to create friction between international collaborating researchers due to differences in how particular journals are rated on different lists. Using a questionnaire distributed to Chinese accounting researchers, we identify a number of potential friction points between Chinese and UK researchers. We find that almost all of our Chinese respondents use their own school's in-house ranking list as the primary or exclusive reference point for assessing journal quality, and 73% of respondents acknowledge that this has caused problems when working with scholars from other universities because of differences in how their institutions rank journals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-255
Number of pages23
JournalAccounting Education
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 4 May 2015


  • China
  • Journal ranking lists
  • collaborative research
  • publication strategies
  • questionnaire


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