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WU Journal Ratings & Performance Bonus

WU’s per­form­ance bo­nuses for aca­demic staff are reg­u­lated by the Op­er­a­tional Agree­ment on Per­form­ance Bo­nuses and Ex­am­in­a­tion Rates for Aca­demic Staff  (Be­triebsver­ein­bar­ung zur Re­gel­ung der Leis­tung­sprämien und Prüfung­staxen für das wis­senschaft­liche Uni­versitätsper­sonal ) that was ne­go­ti­ated with the Aca­demic Staff Coun­cil and entered into ef­fect on Janu­ary 1, 2016. Sec­tions 2 and 4 of this op­er­a­tional agree­ment spe­cify new reg­u­la­tions for per­form­ance bo­nuses and name two types of bo­nuses: (a) bo­nuses for Star journal pub­lic­a­tions (§ 2) and (b) bo­nuses for out­stand­ing re­search achieve­ments spe­cific to in­di­vidual or­gan­iz­a­tional units (§ 4). These two types of bo­nuses have re­placed the earlier per­form­ance bo­nus sys­tem for aca­demic staff that was based on the 2009 WU Journal Rat­ing. WU has also is­sued de­tailed guidelines (in Ger­man) on how the pro­vi­sions of the op­er­a­tional agree­ment are to be im­ple­men­ted.

Star journal list

A bo­nus of € 3,000 is paid out for each article pub­lished in a journal from the Star journal list (Star journal list)

De­part­ment-spe­cific journal rank­ings

In ad­di­tion to the WU Star journal list, every de­part­ment has its own de­part­ment-spe­cific journal rank­ing that serves as the basis for award­ing per­form­ance bo­nuses for journal articles pur­su­ant to the op­er­a­tional agree­ment. The de­part­ments’ in­di­vidual rank­ings and dir­ect­ives on per­form­ance bo­nuses are avail­able on FIDES . Please use the forms in the fol­low­ing links for spe­cial ap­plic­a­tions like e.g. bo­nuses based on the old rat­ing (ap­plic­a­tion form old rat­ing,in Ger­man) or ap­plic­a­tions for former WU em­ploy­ees or pro­ceed­ings/text­books (Star journal list form).

Please use the fol­low­ing link to down­load a tem­plate form for award­ing de­part­ment-spe­cific per­form­ance bo­nuses.

Af­fil­i­ations of WU’s re­search in­sti­tutes and com­pet­ence cen­ters

Pur­su­ant to the op­er­a­tional agree­ment, the re­search in­sti­tutes and com­pet­ence cen­ters lis­ted below are af­fil­i­ated with spe­cific de­part­ments and are there­fore sub­ject to the cor­res­pond­ing de­part­ment-spe­cific journal rank­ings when it comes to award­ing per­form­ance bo­nuses for journal articles.

Re­search in­sti­tutes

  • RI for Cap­ital Mar­kets -> Dept. of Fin­ance, Ac­count­ing and Stat­ist­ics

  • RI for Fam­ily Busi­ness -> Dept. of Global Busi­ness and Trade

  • RI for Health Care Man­age­ment and Health Eco­nom­ics -> Dept. of Man­age­ment

  • RI for Hu­man Cap­ital and Devel­op­ment -> Dept. of So­cioeco­nom­ics

  • RI for In­ter­na­tional Tax­a­tion -> Dept. for Strategy and In­nov­a­tion

  • RI for Lib­eral Pro­fes­sions -> Dept. of Global Busi­ness and Trade

  • RI for Reg­u­lat­ory Eco­nom­ics -> Dept. of Eco­nom­ics

  • RI for Spa­tial and Real Estate Eco­nom­ics -> Dept. of So­cioeco­nom­ics

  • RI for Sup­ply Chain Man­age­ment -> Dept. of Global Busi­ness and Trade

  • RI for Urban Man­age­ment and Gov­ernance -> Dept. of So­cioeco­nom­ics

  • RI for Cryp­toe­co­nom­ics -> Dept. of In­form­a­tions Sys­tems

Com­pet­ence Cen­ters

  • Com­pet­ence Center for Emer­ging Mar­kets and CEE -> Dept. of Global Busi­ness and Trade

  • Com­pet­ence Center for Em­pir­ical Re­search Meth­ods -> Dept. of So­cioeco­nom­ics

  • Com­pet­ence Center for Non­profit Or­gan­iz­a­tions and So­cial En­tre­pren­eur­ship -> Dept. of Man­age­ment

  • Com­pet­ence Center for Sus­tain­ab­il­ity -> Dept. of So­cioeco­nom­ics

  • WU En­tre­pren­eur­ship Center -> Dept. of Strategy and In­nov­a­tion