New research and news from SAMPJ

Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy JournalReadership of and citations to the Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal have increased steadily over its first six years.  The journal’s usage increased by 81% in 2014 and a further 51% in 2015.

The topical and interdisciplinary coverage of the journal is reflected in the content of issues 1 and 2 for 2016 detailed below.  The journal is a popular outlet for contemporary issues with integrated reporting being the subject of both the top downloaded article by immediacy and the most cited in 2015.  These are respectively:

Simnett R. and Huggins A.L. (2015), ‘Integrated reporting and assurance: where can research add value?’ Vol. 6, No. 1

Steyn M. (2014) ‘Organisational benefits and implementation challenges of mandatory integrated reporting: Perspectives of senior executives at South African listed companies’ Vol. 5, No. 4

The acceptance rate for all articles is 24% although this data includes a number of invited submissions which have a high acceptance rate. The journal has a relatively quick review turnaround time and editorial board members and Associate Editors provide constructive feedback to authors.

Special Issue just published: Camouflaging of corporate (un)sustainability  

Special issue Editors: Robin Roberts, Giovanna Michelon; Silvia Pilonato; Federica Ricceri

Behind camouflaging: traditional and innovative theoretical perspectives Giovanna Michelon, Silvia Pilonato , Federica Ricceri , Robin W Roberts

CSR disclosure in response to major airline accidents: a legitimacy-based exploration Petros Vourvachis , Thérèse Woodward , David G. Woodward , Dennis M Patten

SLAPPed: The relationship between SLAPP suits and changed ESG reporting by firms Olivia Ann Giles, Daniel Murphy

An exploratory analysis of managerial perceptions of social and environmental reporting in China: evidence from state-owned enterprises in Beijing, Na Zhao, Dennis M Patten

Social impact measurement: why do stakeholders matter?, Ericka Costa , Caterina Pesci

The illusion of CSR: drawing the line between core and supplementary CSR, Pablo Gomez-Carrasco , Encarna Guillamon-Saorin , Beatriz Garcia Osma

Contents of  Volume 7 Issue 2 

‘What are the drivers of sustainability reporting? A systematic review’, Dienes, Dominik; Sassen, Remmer; Fischer, Jasmin

‘The trend of integrated reporting practice in South Africa: ceremonial or substantive?’, Ahmed Haji, Abdifatah; Anifowose, Mutalib

‘The value relevance of assured environmental disclosure: The Italian experience’, Fazzini, Marco; Dal Maso, Lorenzo

‘Investor views, investment screen use and socially responsible investment behaviour’, Dilla, William; Janvrin, Diane; Perkins, Jon; Raschke, Robyn

‘Operational problem directors and environmental performance’, Bhuiyan, Md. Borhan; Hooks, Jill

‘Exploring the Relationship between CSR and Innovation’, Ratajczak, Piotr; Szutowski, Dawid

‘Contributing barriers to corporate social and environmental responsibility practices in a developing country: A stakeholder perspective’, Hossain, Md Moazzem; Alam, Manzurul; Hecimovic, Angela; Hossain, Mohammad; Lema, Aklema

Forthcoming special issues will cover Sustainability Leadership and the future of Carbon Accounting, Management & Policy

Rankings that SAMPJ is included in

Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)

The Association of Business Schools’ (ABS) Academic Journal Guide 2015 (4*-1): Rank 2

Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) Journal Quality List (A*-C): Rank B

ESSEC (France) (0+-3): Rank 3

FNEGE (France) (1-4): Rank 4

NSD (Norway) (2-1): Score 1

Polish Scholarly Bibliography (PBN) (points based): Score 8

Scopus: SNIP: 0.465

Abstract and indexes where SAMPJ is listed

ABI/INFORM Complete, ABI/INFORM Global, ABI/INFORM Professional Advanced, ABI/INFORM Professional Standard (ProQuest), Academic Search Alumni Edition, Academic Search Complete, Academic Search Elite, Academic Search Premier (EBSCO), Accounting and Tax Periodicals (ProQuest),The British Library, Business Source Alumni Edition (EBSCO), Cabell’s Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Accounting, Economics & Finance and Management, Discovery, OCLC – Electronic Collections Online, Professional ABI/INFORM Complete, Professional ProQuest Central, ProQuest Central (ProQuest)

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