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Impact Factors and Ratings of Open Access and Online Journals
1  Webster University, St. Louis, MO 63119, USA

Published: 20 January 2015 by MDPI in 1st Electronic Conference of MDPI Editors-in-Chief session Measuring Research
Abstract: It is well known that the world of publishing is divided into what can be described as a class system. There are A journals, B journals and C journals depending on acceptance rates. According to Cabell's International ratings are calculated primarily using the acceptance rates. The harder it is to get published in a journal the higher the ranking. I have edited special issues for such journals and published articles in a few of them and relate to this process.It seems that MDPI Journals among other open access journals that have higher relatively acceptance rates do not earn the rankings and thus the respect of the publishing community. The following discussion compares and contrasts the various rubrics used by journals that are classified top journals in the management sciences that includes entrepreneurship journals.
Keywords: open access, metric, impact factor, administrative sciences