Does AACSB have an unpublished list of acceptable journals in which intellectual contributions must appear?
No, there is no such list. Periodically, AACSB has studied the landscape of outlets for business school faculty research and is aware of more than 4,000 journals that publish business research. The studies were not directed at developing a list of acceptable outlets, but to better understand the global nature of publications supporting the premise that strong business journals published in languages other than English are common and should be recognized. AACSB expects schools to have appropriate criteria for quality of outlets, as well as some expectations regarding quantity included in their criteria that guide the research mission of the school. Schools should be able to make the case for quality for the journal outlets for its faculty research. It is not AACSB's role to have an acceptable list, however; AACSB Accreditation volunteers should understand the global landscape of business school research journals.
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