The Executive Board of the Society for Business Ethics is pleased to announce that Professor Bruce Barry, Brownlee O. Currey Jr. Professor of Management at Vanderbilt University, will be the new Editor in Chief of Business Ethics Quarterly beginning in August 2016. Professor Barry will be succeeding Professor Denis Arnold, whose five-year term as Editor in Chief expires in August 2016. As a standard transition for this role, Professor Barry will begin his five-year term of editorship at that time. His position as Editor in Chief also entails a position on the Executive Board of the Society for the same length of term.
Professor Barry comes to this position with longtime experience with SBE and Business Ethics Quarterly. He has been a member of the Society for more than ten years, a member of the Editorial Board of BEQ since 2006, and an Associate Editor for BEQ since 2009. Professor Barry deeply respects the multidisciplinary nature of Business Ethics Quarterly, understands its commitment to publish work of the highest caliber in philosophy and the social sciences, and appreciates the history and mission of the Society for Business Ethics. His significant editorial experience with BEQ and other journals, as well as his impressive scholarly accomplishments in the areas of ethical decision-making, conflict resolution, workplace rights and social theory, enable him to provide critical leadership for the journal going forward. The board is extremely pleased to have an editor of Professor Barry’s capabilities as a member of the SBE governance team.
About BEQ: Published by Cambridge University Press, BEQ has consistently ranked as the top journal in business ethics, corporate responsibility, and business and society for many years. BEQ was ranked 1, 2, or 3 of all “Ethics” journals in Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports since 2010. BEQ ranks 1st of 450 “Philosophy” journals, and 7th of 236 “Business, Management, and Accounting,” journals in the Scopus SCImago journal rankings published by Elsevier. BEQ is ranked 4 (top 6%) in the “General Management, Ethics and Social Responsibility” category of the UK Association of Business Schools Academic Business Journal ranking (BEQ is one of only three journals to receive this ranking).