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Journals Ranked by Impact: Economics
Rank 2008 Impact Factor Impact 2004-08 Impact 1981-2008
1 Quart. J. Economics
J. Economic Literature
J. Economic Literature
2 J. Economic Literature
Quart. J. Economics
3 J. Economic Perspect.
J. Political Economy
J. Political Economy
4 Econometrica
J. Economic Growth
Quart. J. Economics
5 J. Political Economy
J. Accounting & Econ.
Bell J. Economics
6 J. Financial Economics
J. Financial Economics
7 Economic Geography
J. Economic Perspect.
American Economic Rev.
8 J. Economic Geography
J. Financial Economics
J. Economic Perspect.
9 J. Accounting & Econ.
J. Economic Geography
Rev. Economic Studies
10 Rev. Economic Studies
Rev. Economic Studies
Rand J. Economics

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 2008 "impact factor," as enumerated in the current edition of Journal Citations Report®. The 2008 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 28-year period (right-hand column).

SOURCE: Journal Citations Report and Journal Performance Indicators.

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