Journal quality lists
If your field of research is business, economics, finance, management or marketing related, there are two journal quality lists that you might want to check. They offer alternative rankings to those provided by impact factors.
Academic Journal Quality Guide
The Association of Business Schools (ABS) produces the Academic Journal Quality Guide, which is based on peer review, citation statistics and editorial judgements. The ABS guide is designed to serve the needs of UK business and management researchers. It assigns grades of one, two, three or four to each journal. There are two PDF versions: an alphabetical list of all the journals and a list arranged by subject and grade.
The subjects covered include: accountancy, business history, economics, business ethics & governance, finance, general management, human resource management, international business & area studies, information management, innovation, marketing, psychology and social service.
Journal Quality List
The Journal Quality List is an international venture, which is compiled and edited by Prof. Anne-Wil Harzing. It is available in three arrangements: by journal title, by subject area and by ISSN.
Its rankings come from a variety of sources, including: the Association of Busines Schools, Aston University, British Journal of Management, Cranfield University School of Management, and the Financial Times. Some sources are more current than others.
The subject coverage includes: business history, communication, economics, entrepreneurship, finance & accounting, general & strategy, international business, innovation, marketing, psychology, public sector management, sociology and tourism.