Browse the BIC Subject Categories and Qualifiers

This is BIC’s Subject Categories and Qualifiers Scheme, version 2.1 released November 2010, the standard classification scheme for the UK book trade and some other English language markets, available from www.bic.org.uk. Note that BIC has announced that there will be no further development of the BIC scheme, and that Thema is the preferred subject scheme for future use. Browse version 1.2 of the new Thema international, multilingual subject category scheme here.

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Code Description
K Economics, finance, business and management
KC Economics
KF Finance and accounting
KJ Business and management
Reserve KJ* codes for use with academic or specialist works and works for professionals. See VS* codes for personal careers advice, secrets of success, etc
KN Industry and industrial studies


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