Journals.  General Statistics

 

Christian Roessler
 

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Indices: (all are normalized to range between 0 and 1, with 1 the default highest value, hence the metrics are comparable)

Caliber = A weighted average of publication scores of authors who have published in the journal. See the econphd.net ranking pages on how the publication score is constructed. An author's weight is his/her number of "page shares" (pages published in the journal divided by the number of joint authors of a given article). Hence the competition index measures the average "caliber" of contributors to the journal - or, the most likely caliber of an author who directly competes against a randomly chosen submission.

Tenure = Compares the fraction of articles written by frequent authors (who have three or more publications in the journal) with that written by infrequent authors (who have only one publication in the journal throughout the period). The number, before normalization, is 1 plus the "frequent" fraction less the "infrequent" fraction, which may range from 0 to 2. After normalization, a value near 1 means there is an established pool of contributors that tends to dominate the journal; a value near zero suggests that the journal is accessible to authors with shorter or no track records.

Focus = Measures the cumulative difference between the journal's stakes in subdisciplines and the shares of subdisciplines in the entire database. E.g. if 3% of a journal's pages are dedicated to game theory, and 4% of all pages in the database are from articles in game theory, then the difference is .01. The actual index is the square root of the sum of squared differences in all (minor) subdisciplines (i.e. 1.1, 1.2 etc. - see the ranking pages). A number close to zero characterizes a generalist journal, whereas high values indicate specialization in a small subset of fields.
 

Key to Field Codes

Journal Caliber Tenure Focus   Field Codes (> 10%)   Median Pages
American Economic Review 0.58 0.76 0.14   Lab, Mac, Iob   7
American Journal of Agricultural Economics 0.14 1.00 0.38   Res   9
Applied Economics 0.07 0.50 0.21   Mac, Lab, Iob, Trd   9
Canadian Journal of Economics 0.27 0.54 0.15   Mac, Lab, Iob, Trd   17
Computational Economics 0.13 0.43 0.23   Mic, Ecm, Fin   18
Contemporary Economic Policy 0.08 0.27 0.22   Res, Lab, Mac, Trd, Iob   12
Econometric Theory 0.83 0.90 0.57   Ecm   22
Econometrica 1.00 0.75 0.31   Mic, Ecm   24
Economic Inquiry 0.23 0.27 0.18   Lab, Mac, Iob, Pub   14
Economic Journal 0.47 0.56 0.14   Mac, Lab, Iob, Trd   16
Economic Record 0.12 0.67 0.22   Lab, Mac, Iob   12
Economic Theory 0.53 0.69 0.27   Mic, Mac, Iob   16
Economica 0.33 0.21 0.20   Lab, Mac, Iob, Trd   18
Economics Letters 0.28 0.60 0.18   Ecm, Mac, Iob, Lab, Mic   6
European Economic Review 0.56 0.67 0.17   Mac, Lab, Iob, Trd   16
Explorations in Economic History 0.19 0.56 0.30   Hst, Lab   24
Games and Economic Behavior 0.58 0.88 0.41   Mic, Iob   19
International Economic Review 0.59 0.41 0.16   Mac, Iob, Lab, Mic, Trd   21
International Journal of Game Theory 0.29 0.69 0.26   Mic   14
International Journal of Industrial Organization 0.25 0.42 0.32   Iob   20
Journal of Applied Econometrics 0.46 0.46 0.24   Ecm, Mac, Lab   17
Journal of Banking and Finance 0.10 0.66 0.37   Fin   20
Journal of Business and Economics Statistics 0.47 0.56 0.23   Ecm, Mac, Fin, Lab   10
Journal of Comparative Economics 0.18 0.59 0.42   Hst, Iob, Trd, Mac   21
Journal of Development Economics 0.31 0.49 0.24   Trd, Mac   22
Journal of Econometrics 0.67 0.91 1.00   Ecm   24
Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 0.23 0.47 0.18   Iob, Mic, Lab   17
Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 0.38 0.57 0.26   Mac, Mic, Fin   23
Journal of Economic Growth 0.61 0.42 0.24   Mac, Trd, Lab, Iob   24
Journal of Economic History 0.19 0.72 0.42   Hst, Lab   23
Journal of Economic Literature 0.64 0.16 0.19   Lab, Mac, Hst, Trd   33
Journal of Economic Perspectives 0.56 0.51 0.17   Lab, Hst, Mac, Iob   16
Journal of Economic Theory 0.73 0.98 0.46   Mic, Mac, Pub, Iob   21
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 0.24 0.68 0.32   Res   18
Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis 0.11 0.36 0.27   Fin   21
Journal of Financial Economics 0.23 0.78 0.33   Fin, Iob   30
Journal of Human Resources 0.47 0.52 0.34   Lab   25
Journal of Industrial Economics 0.31 0.25 0.25   Iob   18
Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics 0.17 0.59 0.20   Pub, Iob, Hst, Lab   11
Journal of International Economics 0.43 0.64 0.23   Trd, Mac, Iob   22
Journal of Labor Economics 0.53 0.50 0.32   Lab   27
Journal of Law and Economics 0.29 0.39 0.32   Iob, Pub, Lab   28
Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization 0.30 0.35 0.26   Pub, Iob, Fin   24
Journal of Mathematical Economics 0.40 0.80 0.31   Mic, Pub   17
Journal of Monetary Economics 0.54 0.53 0.28   Mac, Fin   23
Journal of Political Economy 0.74 0.44 0.13   Lab, Mac, Iob, Pub, Fin   27
Journal of Population Economics 0.23 0.44 0.25   Lab   19
Journal of Public Economics 0.50 0.63 0.40   Pub, Lab, Mac   21
Journal of Risk and Uncertainty 0.32 0.85 0.34   Mic, Lab, Fin   18
Journal of Urban Economics 0.27 0.78 0.24   Trd, Lab   22
Land Economics 0.12 0.55 0.28   Res, Trd   14
National Tax Journal 0.23 0.71 0.38   Pub, Mac, Lab   16
Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics 0.29 0.33 0.21   Lab, Mac, Trd   19
Oxford Economic Papers 0.26 0.32 0.19   Lab, Mac, Trd   19
Public Choice 0.17 0.72 0.57   Pub, Mac   17
Quarterly Journal of Economics 0.90 0.68 0.16   Lab, Mac, Iob, Trd   32
Rand Journal of Economics 0.58 0.60 0.24   Iob   20
Review of Economic Studies 0.93 0.51 0.18   Mic, Iob, Mac, Lab   22
Review of Economics and Statistics 0.39 0.35 0.19   Lab, Mac, Iob   10
Scandinavian Journal of Economics 0.40 0.39 0.19   Mac, Lab, Pub, Iob   17
Social Choice and Welfare 0.44 0.89 0.34   Pub, Mic   14
Southern Economic Journal 0.18 0.46 0.17   Lab, Mac, Iob   14
Theory and Decision 0.23 0.28 0.31   Mic, Pub   20
World Bank Economic Review 0.37 0.54 0.23   Trd, Mac   25
World Development 0.08 0.53 0.32   Trd, Res, Lab   15

 

Field Codes: (includes fields with >10% of published pages in the journal)

Ecm Econometrics (descriptors)
Fin Financial Economics (descriptors)
Hst Economic History & Thought (descriptors)
Iob IO & Business Economics (descriptors)
Lab Labor & Consumer Economics (descriptors)
Mac Macroeconomics (descriptors)
Mic Microeconomic Theory (descriptors)
Pub Public Economics (descriptors)
Res Resource & Agricultural Economics (descriptors)
Trd Trade & Development (descriptors)