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. From its inception the Journal has aimed to improve the human condition by providing a public forum for discussion and debate about ethical issues related to business. 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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  • R. Edward Freeman,
  • Michelle Greenwood
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Hybrid. Open Access options available

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3.796 (2018)
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4.980 (2018)
Five year impact factor
51 days
Submission to first decision
339 days
Submission to acceptance
2,033,899 (2018)

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