New Approaches to Ranking Economics Journals
Kodrzycki Yolanda K. () and
Yu Pingkang ()
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Kodrzycki Yolanda K.: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Yu Pingkang: George Washington University
The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 2006, vol. 5, issue 1, pages 1-44
We develop a flexible, citations- and reference-intensity-adjusted ranking technique that allows a specified set of journals to be evaluated using a range of alternative criteria. We also distinguish between the influence of a journal and that of a journal article, with the latter concept arguably being more relevant for measuring research productivity. The list of top economics journals can (but does not necessarily) change noticeably when one examines citations in the social science and policy literatures, and when one measures citations on a per-article basis. The changes in rankings are due to the broad interest in applied microeconomics and economic development, to differences in citation norms and in the relative importance assigned to theoretical and empirical contributions, and to the lack of a systematic effect of journal size on influence per article. We also find that economics is comparatively self-contained but nevertheless draws knowledge from a range of other disciplines.
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