CGL's Journal of World Business Receives Impressive Thomson Reuters Ranking, Tops 600 Submissions

Villanova, Pa., June 27, 2017- The Villanova School of Business (VSB) is pleased to announce that the Journal of World Business (JWB) is now ranked 23 out of 121 business journals by Thomson Reuter’s two-year impact factor, and widely considered to be among the top international business journal by scholars in the field. JWB has been housed within VSB’s Center for Global Leadership (CGL) since September 2015 when Jonathan Doh, PhD, Herbert G. Rammrath Endowed Chair in International Business and CGL Faculty Director, took over as editor-in-chief and CGL Director Kim Cahill assumed the role of managing director.

This month, Thomson Reuters released its 2016 Journal Citation Report which measures the relative impact of a journal by citations to that journal over the prior two or five-year period. JWB saw its two-year impact factor increase from 2.811 in 2015 to 3.758 in 2016 and its five-year impact factor increase from 3.729 to 4.541. Total submissions to JWB for the year reached 631, more than double the submissions in 2014, the year before JWB moved under CGL’s purview.

Dr. Doh remarked, "The continuing improvement of JWB in terms of number of submissions, quality, visibility, and reputation is a testament to the authors, editorial review board members, and senior editors as well as support from VSB leadership and our managing editor, Kim Cahill. This journal brings great prestige to Villanova University and Villanova, in turn, provides a prominent platform for the journal. I am honored to serve as editor-in-chief of this world-class publication."

The Villanova School of Business (VSB) undergraduate program is ranked #1 in the nation by Bloomberg Businessweek and has been at the forefront of business education since it was founded in 1922. Serving over 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students, VSB is home to six Centers or Institutes of Excellence (the Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate, the Center for Business Analytics, the Center for Global Leadership, the Center for Marketing & Consumer Insights, the Center for Church Management and the Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship (ICE) Institute) with each center and institute designed to foster innovative, cross-disciplinary research and teaching opportunities for business faculty. VSB is known for academic rigor; creativity and innovation; hands-on and service learning opportunities; a firm grounding in ethics; and an applied education that prepares students to become outstanding leaders and global citizens within the ever-changing, complex, and fast-paced world of business. For more, visit

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