What is FT-50? | List of FT-50 Journals

What is FT 50?

Financial Times (FT) List of 50 Journals, popularly called “FT50” is considered the top journals in business and management.

Paper published in FT50 list of journals is considered remarkable and prestigious. The top business schools consider scholars’ FT-50 publication and value the research contributions with great integrity.

  • The list of titles is based upon survey feedback from business schools participating in the Financial Times MBA, EMBA and Online MBA rankings.
  • The FT Top 45 list expanded to the FT Top 50 list in 2016. Four titles were dropped: Academy of Management Perspectives, California Management Review, Journal of the American Statistical Association and RAND Journal of Economics. Nine titles were added: Human Relations, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Information Systems, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, Research Policy, Review of Economic Studies, Review of Finance, and Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal.
  • The FT Top 40 list expanded to the FT Top 45 list in 2010. Two titles were dropped: International Journal of Human Resource Management, and Management International Review. Seven titles were added: Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Consumer Psychology, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Marketing Research, Production and Operations Management, Quarterly Journal of Economics, and Review of Accounting Studies
Financial Times’ Top 50 Journals List
Publication Title
Subject AreaPublisherInfo for Authors
1Academy of Management JournalManagementAcademy of ManagementInfo
2Academy of Management ReviewManagementAcademy of ManagementInfo
3Accounting, Organizations and SocietyAccountingElsevierInfo
4Accounting ReviewAccountingAmerican Accounting AssociationInfo
5Administrative Science QuarterlyManagementCornell UniversityInfo
6American Economic ReviewEconomicsAmerican Economic AssociationInfo
7Contemporary Accounting ResearchAccountingWiley / Canadian Academic Accounting AssociationInfo
8EconometricaEconomicsWiley / Econometric SocietyInfo
9Entrepreneurship Theory and PracticeEntrepreneurshipSage / Wiley / United States Association for Small Business and EntrepreneurshipInfo
10Harvard Business ReviewManagementHarvard Business School PublishingInfo
11Human RelationsHuman ResourcesSageInfo
12Human Resource ManagementHuman ResourcesWileyInfo
13Information Systems ResearchOperations & Information SystemsINFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences)Info
14Journal of Accounting and EconomicsAccountingElsevierInfo
15Journal of Accounting ResearchAccountingWiley / University of ChicagoInfo
16Journal of Applied PsychologyOrganizational BehaviourAmerican Psychological AssociationInfo
17Journal of Business EthicsEthicsSpringerInfo
18Journal of Business VenturingEntrepreneurshipElsevierInfo
19Journal of Consumer PsychologyMarketingWiley / ElsevierInfo
20Journal of Consumer ResearchMarketingUniversity of Chicago PressInfo
21Journal of FinanceFinanceWiley / American Finance AssociationInfo
22Journal of Financial and Quantitative AnalysisFinanceCambridge University PressInfo
23Journal of Financial EconomicsFinanceElsevierInfo
24Journal of International Business StudiesInternational BusinessPalgrave Macmillan / Academy of International BusinessInfo
25Journal of ManagementManagementSageInfo
26Journal of Management Information Systems Operations & Information SystemsTaylor & FrancisInfo
27Journal of Management StudiesManagementWiley / Society for the Advancement of Managment StudiesInfo
28Journal of MarketingMarketingAmerican Marketing AssociationInfo
29Journal of Marketing ResearchMarketingAmerican Marketing AssociationInfo
30Journal of Operations ManagementOperations & Information SystemsElsevierInfo
31Journal of Political EconomyEconomicsUniversity of Chicago PressInfo
32Journal of the Academy of Marketing ScienceMarketingSpringerInfo
33Management ScienceOperations & Information SystemsINFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences)Info
34Manufacturing & Service Operations ManagementOperations & Information SystemsINFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences)Info
35Marketing ScienceMarketingINFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences)Info
36MIS QuarterlyOperations & Information SystemsManagment Information Systems Research Centre, University of MinnesotaInfo
37MIT Sloan Management ReviewManagementMIT Press (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)Info
38Operations ResearchOperations & Information SystemsINFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences)Info
39Organization ScienceOrganizational BehaviourINFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences)Info
40Organization StudiesOrganizational BehaviourSageInfo
41Organizational Behavior and Human Decision ProcessesOrganizational BehaviourElsevierInfo
42Production and Operations ManagementOperations & Information SystemsWiley / POMS (Production and Operations Management Society)Info
43Quarterly Journal of EconomicsEconomicsOxford University PressInfo
44Research PolicyEconomics, ManagementElsevierInfo
45Review of Accounting StudiesAccountingSpringerInfo
46Review of Economic StudiesEconomicsReview of Economic Studies Ltd. / Oxford University PressInfo
47Review of FinanceFinanceOxford University PressInfo
48Review of Financial StudiesFinanceOxford University PressInfo
49Strategic Entrepreneurship JournalEntrepreneurshipWileyInfo
50Strategic Management JournalManagementWileyInfo


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