Company and Securities Law Journal

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Company and Securities Law Journal  
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Co. secur. law j.
Discipline Law
Language English
Publication details
Law Book Co, Sydney (Australia)
Publication history
Frequency bimonthly (since 1989)
ISSN 0729-2775

The Company and Securities Law Journal is a peer-reviewed law journal published in Australia since 1982.[1]

The general editors are Bob Baxt (founding editor) and Dr Paul Ali. The editorial board includes Reginald Ian Barrett, Simon McKeon and Ian Ramsay.[2]

The journal offers coverage of:[2]

  • Company Law
  • Takeovers and Public Securities
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Corporate Finance
  • Securities Industry and Managed Investments
  • Current Developments, Legal and Administrative
  • Accounting
  • Directors’ Duties and Corporate Governance
  • Overseas Notes: New Zealand, United Kingdom and Europe, United States of America, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia.

Journal Rankings[edit]

The Australian Business Deans Council has given this journal a quality rating of "A".[3] The Australian Research Council has ranked this journal in the "C" tier, although the methodology and utility of such rankings has been challenged by Australian legal scholars[4][5] and the responsible minister has indicated that this ranking system will be discontinued.[6]


  1. ^ National Library of Australia. Catalogue. (database online) Company and securities law journal accessed 18 August 2011
  2. ^ a b "Company and Securities Law Journal". Thomson Reuters (Professional) Australia Limited. Retrieved 13 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Australian Business Deans Council ABDC Journal Ratings List accessed 22 August 2011
  4. ^ David Hamer, "ARC rankings poor on law", The Australian 25 June 2008 accessed 22 August 2011.
  5. ^ Margaret Thornton, "Ire of the beholder", The Australian 24 September 2008 accessed 22 August 2011.
  6. ^ Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, "Improvements to excellence in research in Australia." (Media Release) 30 May 2011 accessed 22 August 2011.

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