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Week of February 17, 2008

Journals Ranked by Impact: Journals Ranked by Impact: Economics

 

Rank 2006 Impact Factor Impact 2002-06 Impact 1981-2006
1 J. Economic Literature
(4.67)
J. Economic Literature
(11.40)
J. Economic Literature
(60.75)
2 Quart. J. Economics
(3.94)
Quart. J. Economics
(10.54)
Econometrica
(52.93)
3 J. Accounting & Econ.
(3.36)
J. Political Economy
(6.26)
J. Political Economy
(48.50)
4 J. Economic Growth
(3.24)
J. Economic Perspectives
(5.92)
Bell J. Economics
(41.90)
5 J. Political Economy
(3.19)
J. Economic Growth
(5.84)
Quart. J. Economics
(40.73)
6 J. Economic Perspectives
(2.83)
Econometrica
(5.82)
J. Financial Economics
(38.75)
7 World Bank Res. Observ.
(2.70)
J. Financial Economics
(5.57)
American Economic Rev.
(25.53)
8 J. Economic Geography
(2.52)
J. Accounting & Econ.
(5.50)
Rev. Economic Studies
(25.03)
9 J. Financial Economics
(2.49)
J. Economic Geography
(5.30)
J. Economic Perspectives
(24.74)
10 Econometrica
(2.40)
Economic Geography
(4.97)
Rand J. Economics
(22.68)

The above table compares the citation impact of journals in a given field as measured over three different time spans. The left-hand column ranks journals based on their 2006 "impact factor," as enumerated in the current edition of Journal Citation Reports®. The 2006 impact factor is calculated by taking the number of all current citations to source items published in a journal over the previous two years and dividing by the number of articles published in the journal during the same period--in other words, a ratio between citations and recent citable items published. The rankings in the next two columns show impact over longer time spans, based on figures from Journal Performance Indicators. In these columns, total citations to a journal's published papers are divided by the total number of papers that the journal published, producing a citations-per-paper impact score over a five-year period (middle column) and a 26-year period (right-hand column).

SOURCE: Journal Citation Reports and Journal Performance Indicators.



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