nep-sog New Economics Papers
on Sociology of Economics
Issue of 2017‒05‒28
two papers chosen by
Jonas Holmström
Axventure AB

  1. What are the Top Five Journals in Economics? A New Meta–ranking By Bornmann, Lutz; Butz, Alexander; Wohlrabe, Klaus
  2. Co-authorship in economic history and economics: are we any different? By Debin Ma; Jared Rubin

  1. By: Bornmann, Lutz; Butz, Alexander; Wohlrabe, Klaus
    Abstract: We construct a meta–ranking of 277 economics journals based on 22 different rankings. The ranking incorporates bibliometric measures from four different databases (Web of Science, Scopus, Google Scholar and RePEc). We account for the different scaling of all bibliometric measures by standardizing each ranking score. We run a principal component analysis to assign weights to each ranking. In our meta–ranking the top five journals are given by: Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Economic Literature (JEL), Journal of Finance, and Econometrica. Additionally, leaving out the JEL as a survey journal and the finance journals in our top 10 we confirm the perceived top-5 journals in the economics profession.
    Keywords: meta–ranking, Economics Journals, Aggregation, Citations, Web of Science, Scopus, Google Scholar, RePEc
    JEL: A10 A12 A14
    Date: 2017–05–17
  2. By: Debin Ma; Jared Rubin
    Abstract: Over the last six decades articles published in leading economic history journals have been less likely to be coauthored than articles published in leading general economics journals. However, in both economic history and general economics journals there have been strong, monotonic increases in the number of authors per article and the fraction of co-authored papers. Economics and economic history differ in the nature of collaboration, in that co-authorships in economic history are more likely to be formed of individuals of different seniority as compared to economics generally
    Keywords: co-authorship; economic history and economics
    JEL: O53 N0
    Date: 2017–05

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