Journal of Business Ethics

The Journal of Business Ethics publishes only original articles from a wide variety of methodological and disciplinary perspectives concerning ethical issues related to business that bring something new or unique to the discourse in their field. Since its initiation in 1980, the editors have encouraged the broadest possible scope.

The term `business' is understood in a wide sense to include all systems involved in the exchange of goods and services, while `ethics' is circumscribed as all human action aimed at securing a good life. Systems of production, consumption, marketing, advertising, social and economic accounting, labor relations, public relations, and organizational behavior are analyzed from a moral viewpoint.

The style and level of dialogue involve all who are interested in business ethics - the business community, universities, government agencies, and consumer groups.

Speculative philosophy as well as reports of empirical research are welcomed. In order to promote a dialogue between the various interested groups as much as possible, papers are presented in a style relatively free of specialist jargon.

FT 50 - This journal is one of the 50 journals used by the Financial Times in compiling the prestigious Business School research rank

Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports® Ranking by Category

  • Ethics 2/54
  • Business 33/147


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  • Research Papers in Economics (RePEc)
  • SCImago
  • Social Science Citation Index


Journal of Business Ethics - RG Journal Impact: 1.54 *

*This value is calculated using ResearchGate data and is based on average citation counts from work published in this journal. The data used in the calculation may not be exhaustive.

RG Journal impact history

2020 Available summer 2021
2018 / 2019 1.54
2017 1.51
2016 1.49
2015 2.63
2014 2.72
2013 2.98
2012 2.79
2011 2.22
2010 2.18
2009 1.76
2008 2.32
2007 1.46
2006 1.23
2005 1.35
2004 1.08
2003 1.11
2002 1.04
2001 0.83
2000 1.12


Additional details of Journal of Business Ethics

Cited half-life 7.30
Immediacy index 0.17
Eigenfactor 0.01
Article influence 0.31
Website description Journal of Business Ethics website
Other titles Journal of business ethics, JBE, J.B.E., JoBE
Publication type Journals
ISSN 0167-4544
OCLC 8398838
Coverage 1982-ongoing
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource


Journal of Business Ethics - Scimago Details

SCImago Journal & Country Rank

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