As you may be aware, the FT50 list of journals is currently requesting feedback from the community about which journals to include in the new iteration of the list. There is currently no history journal on the list, and as a survey of published articles, which we did a few years ago, highlighted, about 65% of our authors are in Schools of Business, Management, or Accounting, Finance and Economics (Decker et al., 2018), making Business History the key journal for historical contributions to management and business research. Since 2013 our two-year impact factor has increased from 0.56 to over 1, and CiteScore to over 2. This is at the top end of history and business history journal impact factors, and comparable to elite journals in the discipline such as Past & Present (IF 0.831) or Economic History Review (IF 1.1). Submissions to Business History have steadily increased over the last few years and we now receive about 200 manuscripts per year. Our downloads were 64,538 in 2017, 79.371 in 2018, over 122,000 in 2019 and over 82,000 by July 2020. We believe this illustrates the progress we have made in the last few years, with your support, in what is a field with many dedicated journals, on which we hope to build in the future. If you would like to support this, please you spare a minute and fill out this survey (https://survey.ft.com/jfe/form/SV_8qBwlr4MLqwwQaV) for the FT50 list of journals and suggest Business History as a journal to include.
Thank you for your continued support of the journal and wider business history community.
Happy holidays and all the best for the new year!
Neil Rollings & Stephanie Decker
Editors-in-Chief of Business History
Decker, S., Stokes, R., Colli, A., de Jong, A., Fernandez Perez, P., & Rollings, N. (2018). Change of referencing style. Business History, 60(1), 1–3.