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Journal of the Knowledge Economy



Universities and research institutions in Germany

Subject Area and Category


Springer Verlag



Publication type



18687865, 18687873





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In the context of rapid globalization and technological capacity, the world’s economies today are driven increasingly by knowledge—the expertise, skills, experience, education, understanding, awareness, perception, and other qualities required to communicate, interpret, and analyze information. New wealth is created by the application of knowledge to improve productivity—and to create new products, services, systems, and process (i.e., to innovate). The Journal of the Knowledge Economy focuses on the dynamics of the knowledge-based economy, with an emphasis on the role of knowledge creation, diffusion, and application across three economic levels: (1) the systemic "meta" or "macro"-level, (2) the organizational "meso"-level, and (3) the individual "micro"-level. The journal incorporates insights from the fields of economics, management, law, sociology, anthropology, psychology, and political science to shed new light on the evolving role of knowledge, with a particular emphasis on how innovation can be leveraged to provide solutions to complex problems and issues, including global crises in environmental sustainability, education, and economic development. Articles emphasize empirical studies, underscoring a comparative approach, and, to a lesser extent, case studies and theoretical articles. The journal balances practice/application and theory/concepts. Join the conversation about this journal

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 Econometrics2011Q4
Economics and Econometrics2012Q4
Economics and Econometrics2013Q3
Economics and Econometrics2014Q3
Economics and Econometrics2015Q2
Economics and Econometrics2016Q2
Economics and Econometrics2017Q3
Economics and Econometrics2018Q2
Economics and Econometrics2019Q2
Economics and Econometrics2020Q2
Economics and Econometrics2021Q3

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.

Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

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)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.471
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.395
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.845
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.462
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.713
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.024
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.052
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.766
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.090
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20202.312
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20212.671
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.471
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.395
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.845
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.552
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.835
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.942
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.348
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.633
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.212
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20202.358
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20212.350
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.471
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.395
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.815
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.770
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.907
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.352
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.218
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.684
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.336
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20201.927
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20212.106
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 Cites20100
Self Cites20112
Self Cites20124
Self Cites20137
Self Cites201416
Self Cites201514
Self Cites201627
Self Cites201725
Self Cites201824
Self Cites201975
Self Cites202058
Self Cites202167
Total Cites20100
Total Cites20118
Total Cites201217
Total Cites201360
Total Cites2014135
Total Cites2015189
Total Cites2016268
Total Cites2017217
Total Cites2018294
Total Cites2019427
Total Cites2020533
Total Cites2021578
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 document20100
External Cites per document20110.353
External Cites per document20120.310
External Cites per document20130.757
External Cites per document20141.400
External Cites per document20151.733
External Cites per document20161.772
External Cites per document20171.200
External Cites per document20181.500
External Cites per document20191.824
External Cites per document20202.102
External Cites per document20212.077
Cites per document20100.000
Cites per document20110.471
Cites per document20120.395
Cites per document20130.845
Cites per document20141.552
Cites per document20151.835
Cites per document20161.942
Cites per document20171.348
Cites per document20181.633
Cites per document20192.212
Cites per document20202.358
Cites per document20212.350
% 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 documents20100
Non-citable documents20110
Non-citable documents20121
Non-citable documents20131
Non-citable documents20142
Non-citable documents20152
Non-citable documents20162
Non-citable documents20171
Non-citable documents20180
Non-citable documents20190
Non-citable documents20200
Non-citable documents20210
Citable documents20100
Citable documents201117
Citable documents201242
Citable documents201370
Citable documents201485
Citable documents2015101
Citable documents2016136
Citable documents2017160
Citable documents2018180
Citable documents2019193
Citable documents2020226
Citable documents2021246
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 documents20100
Uncited documents201111
Uncited documents201232
Uncited documents201343
Uncited documents201437
Uncited documents201554
Uncited documents201657
Uncited documents201772
Uncited documents201888
Uncited documents201964
Uncited documents202084
Uncited documents202174
Cited documents20100
Cited documents20116
Cited documents201211
Cited documents201328
Cited documents201450
Cited documents201549
Cited documents201681
Cited documents201789
Cited documents201892
Cited documents2019129
Cited documents2020142
Cited documents2021172
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