CSR Journals

Many of the ‘mainstream’ discipline-based journals will accept articles on CSR. Journals that are more specifically related to CSR/ethics/sustainability appear here (in no order of preference or ‘quality’). Please leave a comment with details of any other journals you would like to add to the list…

Business and Professional Ethics Journal

Business and Society

Business and Society Review

Business Ethics Quarterly

Business Ethics: A European Review

Business Strategy and the Environment

Corporate Governance Journal

Corporate Governance: An International Review

Corporate Governance: The Int. Journal of Business in Society

Corporate Reputation Review

Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management

Economics and Philosophy

Electronic Journal of Sustainable Development

International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics

International Journal of Corporate Governance

International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development

International Journal of Global Environmental Issues

International Journal of Green Economics

International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development

International Journal of Justice and Sustainability

International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development (IJSESD)

International Journal of Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation (IJSEI)

International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education

International Journal of Sustainable Design

International Journal of Sustainable Development

International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology

International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning

International Journal of Sustainable Economy

International Journal of Sustainable Manufacturing

International Journal of Sustainable Society

International Journal of Sustainable Strategic Management

International Journal of Sustainable Transportation

Journal of Asia Entrepreneurship and Sustainability

Journal of Business Ethics

Journal of Business Ethics Education

Journal of Corporate Citizenship

Journal of Global Responsibility

Journal of Human Values

Journal of Management and Governance

Journal of Sustainable Development (open access)

Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa

Journal of Sustainable Finance & Investment

Journal of Urbanism

Professional Ethics: A Multidisciplinary Journal

Social Responsibility Journal

Sustainability: Science, Practice and Policy (e-journal)

Sustainability; The Journal of Record

World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management & Sust. Dev.

Here’s a great bibliography of other CSR resources developed by the British Library and the BAM CSR SIG: http://www.bl.uk/reshelp/findhelpsubject/socsci/topbib/csr/csr.pdf



Journal Rankings

There are numerous (sometimes conflicting) lists that purport to ‘rank’ journals by various measures (often referred to as an ‘impact factor’), here are some examples that may contain some of the CSR/sustainability journals listed above:

The ABS Academic Journal Quality Guide


Harzing Journal Quality List

Journal League Tables (Aston Business School)

ISI Web of Knowledge Journal Citation Reports (Business)

Geary, J. et al. (2004). Journal Rankings in Business and Management and the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise in the UK, British Journal of Management, Vol. 15, No.2. (DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8551.2004.00410.x)

An interesting article on impact factors HERE

A word of caution HERE




4 Responses to CSR Journals

  1. Sanaz Montazer says:

    Dear Sir,
    I,Sanaz Montazer,MBA student of Jawaherlal Nehru University,Hyderabad,University.I need some journals regarding CSR.I really appreciate your kindness.

    Best regards,
    Sanaz Montazer
    MBA student of Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University,Hyderabad,India

  2. CJH says:

    Dear Sir or Madam,
    you might consider adding the following journal:
    Sustainability (http://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability).
    It is an open access journal, but the board is quite well chosen.


  3. You might also want to add the Business Ethics Journal Review, http://businessethicsjournalreview.com/

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