The Financial Times conducted a review in May 2016 of the journals that count towards its research rank. As a result, the number of journals considered went up to 50 compared to 45 previously.

The 200 odd business schools that take part in either the FT Global MBA, Executive MBA or Online MBA rankings were invited to submit up to five new journals to include and five journals to exclude from the previous list. A total of 140 schools submitted their votes, a response rate of 67 per cent.

Out of the 10 selected journals up for review, we decided to drop the four journals that each received 60 per cent or more of the votes: Academy of Management Perspectives, California Management Review, Journal of the American Statistical Association and RAND Journal of Economics.

Out of the 150 new journals suggested, the nine journals (*) with the most votes were added to the list.

The list below details the 50 journals used by the Financial Times in compiling the FT Research rank, included in the Global MBA, EMBA and Online MBA rankings.

1. Academy of Management Journal

2. Academy of Management Review

3. Accounting, Organizations and Society

4. Administrative Science Quarterly

5. American Economic Review

6. Contemporary Accounting Research

7. Econometrica

8. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice

9. Harvard Business Review

10. Human Relations*

11. Human Resource Management

12. Information Systems Research

13. Journal of Accounting and Economics

14. Journal of Accounting Research

15. Journal of Applied Psychology

16. Journal of Business Ethics

17. Journal of Business Venturing

18. Journal of Consumer Psychology

19. Journal of Consumer Research

20. Journal of Finance

21. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis

22. Journal of Financial Economics

23. Journal of International Business Studies

24. Journal of Management*

25. Journal of Management Information Systems*

26. Journal of Management Studies

27. Journal of Marketing

28. Journal of Marketing Research

29. Journal of Operations Management

30. Journal of Political Economy

31. Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science*

32. Management Science

33. Manufacturing and Service Operations Management*

34. Marketing Science

35. MIS Quarterly

36. Operations Research

37. Organization Science

38. Organization Studies

39. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes

40. Production and Operations Management

41. Quarterly Journal of Economics

42. Research Policy*

43. Review of Accounting Studies

44. Review of Economic Studies*

45. Review of Finance*

46. Review of Financial Studies

47. Sloan Management Review

48. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal*

49. Strategic Management Journal

50. The Accounting Review

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