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Thursday, September 21, 2017


80th Annual Meeting of the VHB

May 23-25, 2017

Magdeburg, Germany

Accompanying documents on VHB-JOURQUAL3


A brief introduction to the journal rating VHB-JOURQUAL3 for non-members of VHB is available here (press release).


Tips from the VHB Board and the JOURQUAL Advisory Board on the responsible use of VHB-JOURQUAL3 are available here. Moreover, the tips on the ethical and practical vocational orientation of VHB members (tips on good practice) also include tips on good practice when using journal and personal rankings.


A large number of comments and ideas have been discussed in the course of the methodical revision of VHB-JOURQUAL3 since 2012. Many VHB members played an active role and contributed knowledgeable, constructive suggestions. Although the majority of the input could be implemented directly, naturally not all comments can be accommodated. The documents below therefore contain the most important information and reactions from the circle of VHB members and the considerations and statements formulated by the VHB-JOURQUAL3’s editors and the JOURQUAL Advisory Board. In the interests of legibility, these documents are formulated as questions and answers. Details are omitted to emphasise the core arguments.