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Journal of Development Economics

Country Netherlands  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of Netherlands
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Subject Area and CategoryEconomics, Econometrics and Finance
Economics and Econometrics

Social Sciences
Publisher Elsevier
Publication typeJournals
Scope The Journal of Development Economics publishes original research papers relating to all aspects of economic development - from immediate policy concerns to structural problems of underdevelopment. The emphasis is on quantitative or analytical work, which is novel and relevant. The Journal does not publish book reviews. We welcome papers that take up questions in development economics that are of interest to the general readers of the journal, and then use data from a particular country or region to answer them. However, we do not publish articles that are essentially in-depth studies of a specific country, region, case, or event whose findings are unlikely to be of great interest to the general readers of the journal. In our review process we pre-screen all papers, some of which are immediately rejected. This includes papers that are not considered to be a good fit in terms of the topic or the methodology even though development is a broad field and sometimes this is a matter of subjective judgment. This also includes papers that fall short of our high standards, in terms of the contribution or value added to the literature, or in terms of methodological rigor. The Journal receives approx. 1300 papers per year and publishes only a small fraction (around 6-8%). To make this work in a timely fashion we only send 1/4 papers out for review. Given this volume we regret that we cannot provide explanations on our desk reject papers. Under normal circumstances, an author cannot submit (either s/he directly or through a co-author) more than three papers within any 12 month period. Papers that are once rejected by the JDE will not be considered for publication again, even if the authors use a new dataset or a new model. This is only possible if the editor in his or her decision letter explicitly leaves open this possibility.


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The set of journals have been ranked according to their SJR and divided into four equal groups, four quartiles. Q1 (green) comprises the quarter of the journals with the highest values, Q2 (yellow) the second highest values, Q3 (orange) the third highest values and Q4 (red) the lowest values.

Economics and Econometrics1999Q1
Economics and Econometrics2000Q1
Economics and Econometrics2001Q1
Economics and Econometrics2002Q1
Economics and Econometrics2003Q1
Economics and Econometrics2004Q1
Economics and Econometrics2005Q1
Economics and Econometrics2006Q1
Economics and Econometrics2007Q1
Economics and Econometrics2008Q1
Economics and Econometrics2009Q1
Economics and Econometrics2010Q1
Economics and Econometrics2011Q1
Economics and Econometrics2012Q1
Economics and Econometrics2013Q1
Economics and Econometrics2014Q1
Economics and Econometrics2015Q1
Economics and Econometrics2016Q1
Economics and Econometrics2017Q1
Economics and Econometrics2018Q1
Economics and Econometrics2019Q1

The SJR is a size-independent prestige indicator that ranks journals by their 'average prestige per article'. It is based on the idea that 'all citations are not created equal'. SJR is a measure of scientific influence of journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where such citations come from It measures the scientific influence of the average article in a journal, it expresses how central to the global scientific discussion an average article of the journal is.

Citations per document

This indicator counts the number of citations received by documents from a journal and divides them by the total number of documents published in that journal. The chart shows the evolution of the average number of times documents published in a journal in the past two, three and four years have been cited in the current year. The two years line is equivalent to journal impact factor ™ (Thomson Reuters) metric.

Cites per documentYearValue
Cites / Doc. (4 years)19990.989
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.079
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.198
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.153
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.737
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.668
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.071
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.333
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.157
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.575
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.955
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.420
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20113.723
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20124.013
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.150
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.451
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.574
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.685
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.734
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.659
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20194.073
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.989
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.816
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.215
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.109
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.540
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.461
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.773
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.009
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.939
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.298
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.913
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20103.188
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20113.265
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.672
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.632
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.285
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.009
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.282
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.918
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.437
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.882
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.637
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.742
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.056
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.787
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.305
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.207
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.557
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.714
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.460
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.117
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.526
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.767
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.039
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.163
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.314
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.540
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.491
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.181
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.616
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20183.092
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20193.089
Total Cites 

Evolution of the total number of citations and journal's self-citations received by a journal's published documents during the three previous years.
Journal Self-citation is defined as the number of citation from a journal citing article to articles published by the same journal.

Self Cites199921
Self Cites200010
Self Cites200125
Self Cites200216
Self Cites200320
Self Cites200415
Self Cites200516
Self Cites200622
Self Cites200720
Self Cites200812
Self Cites200931
Self Cites201029
Self Cites201119
Self Cites201237
Self Cites201346
Self Cites201455
Self Cites201541
Self Cites201657
Self Cites201732
Self Cites201847
Self Cites201944
Total Cites1999185
Total Cites2000155
Total Cites2001226
Total Cites2002214
Total Cites2003291
Total Cites2004298
Total Cites2005374
Total Cites2006442
Total Cites2007413
Total Cites2008517
Total Cites2009635
Total Cites2010746
Total Cites2011715
Total Cites2012863
Total Cites2013937
Total Cites2014969
Total Cites20151002
Total Cites2016978
Total Cites2017785
Total Cites2018763
Total Cites20191056
External Cites per Doc 
Cites per Doc

Evolution of the number of total citation per document and external citation per document (i.e. journal self-citations removed) received by a journal's published documents during the three previous years. External citations are calculated by subtracting the number of self-citations from the total number of citations received by the journal’s documents.

External Cites per document19990.877
External Cites per document20000.763
External Cites per document20011.081
External Cites per document20021.026
External Cites per document20031.434
External Cites per document20041.387
External Cites per document20051.697
External Cites per document20061.909
External Cites per document20071.845
External Cites per document20082.244
External Cites per document20092.771
External Cites per document20103.064
External Cites per document20113.178
External Cites per document20123.515
External Cites per document20133.453
External Cites per document20143.098
External Cites per document20152.886
External Cites per document20163.091
External Cites per document20172.799
External Cites per document20183.225
External Cites per document20193.721
Cites per document19990.989
Cites per document20000.816
Cites per document20011.215
Cites per document20021.109
Cites per document20031.540
Cites per document20041.461
Cites per document20051.773
Cites per document20062.009
Cites per document20071.939
Cites per document20082.298
Cites per document20092.913
Cites per document20103.188
Cites per document20113.265
Cites per document20123.672
Cites per document20133.632
Cites per document20143.285
Cites per document20153.009
Cites per document20163.282
Cites per document20172.918
Cites per document20183.437
Cites per document20193.882
% International Collaboration

International Collaboration accounts for the articles that have been produced by researchers from several countries. The chart shows the ratio of a journal's documents signed by researchers from more than one country; that is including more than one country address.

YearInternational Collaboration
Citable documents 
Non-citable documents

Not every article in a journal is considered primary research and therefore "citable", this chart shows the ratio of a journal's articles including substantial research (research articles, conference papers and reviews) in three year windows vs. those documents other than research articles, reviews and conference papers.

Non-citable documents19991
Non-citable documents20006
Non-citable documents200112
Non-citable documents200213
Non-citable documents20038
Non-citable documents20041
Non-citable documents20051
Non-citable documents20061
Non-citable documents20072
Non-citable documents20084
Non-citable documents20095
Non-citable documents20105
Non-citable documents20112
Non-citable documents20122
Non-citable documents20132
Non-citable documents20144
Non-citable documents20158
Non-citable documents20167
Non-citable documents20176
Non-citable documents20182
Non-citable documents20195
Citable documents1999187
Citable documents2000190
Citable documents2001186
Citable documents2002193
Citable documents2003189
Citable documents2004204
Citable documents2005211
Citable documents2006220
Citable documents2007213
Citable documents2008225
Citable documents2009218
Citable documents2010234
Citable documents2011219
Citable documents2012235
Citable documents2013258
Citable documents2014295
Citable documents2015333
Citable documents2016298
Citable documents2017269
Citable documents2018222
Citable documents2019272
Cited documents 
Uncited documents

Ratio of a journal's items, grouped in three years windows, that have been cited at least once vs. those not cited during the following year.

Uncited documents199997
Uncited documents2000118
Uncited documents200195
Uncited documents2002100
Uncited documents200388
Uncited documents200486
Uncited documents200575
Uncited documents200668
Uncited documents200781
Uncited documents200865
Uncited documents200959
Uncited documents201061
Uncited documents201148
Uncited documents201242
Uncited documents201351
Uncited documents201470
Uncited documents201597
Uncited documents201667
Uncited documents201741
Uncited documents201835
Uncited documents201946
Cited documents199991
Cited documents200078
Cited documents2001103
Cited documents2002106
Cited documents2003109
Cited documents2004119
Cited documents2005137
Cited documents2006153
Cited documents2007134
Cited documents2008164
Cited documents2009164
Cited documents2010178
Cited documents2011173
Cited documents2012195
Cited documents2013209
Cited documents2014229
Cited documents2015244
Cited documents2016238
Cited documents2017234
Cited documents2018189
Cited documents2019231
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