The ABDC Journal List is a collaborative list developed by the Australian Business Deans Council that seeks to list journals relevant to Australian business academics and group these journals into four quality categories ranging in descending order from A*, A, B and C:
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.