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Ranking of the best Economics journals based on the Impact factor


This section collects a ranking of Economics journals based on the Impact factor computed by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) of the Thomson Reuters Corporation within its Journal Citation Reports. Information on the ISI Impact Factor (IF) is drawn from each journal's web site. Note that every journal indexed by Thomson Reuters reports its IF and ranking on the home page. Information on the Impact Factor are available on Wikipedia.

Data have been collected on the web through the following procedure:

a) Starting from a series of listings provided by various sources (e.g. Wikipedia list of academic journals and RePEc list of economics journals), the journals' web sites have been browsed to see their ISI Impact factor which is generally reported on the home page. The sources of this information are the journals' web sites.

b) Journals have then been ordered according to their ISI Impact factor, which is therefore taken as the main criterion of the classification. Of course this is a questionable choice, so critiques, comments and suggestions are most welcome.



1

Journal of Economic Literature

7.432

2

Quarterly Journal of Economics

5.940

3

Technological and Economic Development of Economy 

5.605

4

Review of Financial Studies

4.602

5

Journal of Finance

4.151

6

Journal of Political Economy

4.065

7

Journal of Business Economics and Management 

3.866

8

Journal of Financial Economics

3.810

9

Brookings Papers on Economic Activity

3.783

10

Journal of Economic Perspectives

3.702

11

Journal of Economic Geography

3.662

12

Pharmacoeconomics

3.440

13

Econometrica

3.185

14

American Economic Review

3.150

15

Review of Economic Studies

3.113

16

Economic Geography

3.028

17

Journal of Environmental Economics & Management

2.989

18

Journal of Urban Economics

2.892

19

Review of Economics and Statistics

2.883

20

Journal of Accounting & Economics

2.817

 

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