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Journal of the Knowledge Economy



Universities and research institutions in Germany
Media Ranking in Germany

Subject Area and Category


Springer Verlag



Publication type



18687873, 18687865





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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
Economics and Econometrics2022Q2

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)20110.529
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.419
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.845
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.481
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.744
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.042
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.098
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.806
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.113
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20202.394
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20212.356
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20223.532
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.529
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.419
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.845
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.563
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.874
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.957
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.360
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.678
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.233
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20202.412
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20212.069
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20223.533
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.529
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.419
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.815
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.770
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.947
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.352
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.235
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.726
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.358
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20202.012
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20211.876
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20223.896
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 Cites202137
Self Cites2022260
Total Cites20100
Total Cites20119
Total Cites201218
Total Cites201360
Total Cites2014136
Total Cites2015193
Total Cites2016270
Total Cites2017219
Total Cites2018302
Total Cites2019431
Total Cites2020545
Total Cites2021507
Total Cites2022961
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 document20110.412
External Cites per document20120.333
External Cites per document20130.757
External Cites per document20141.412
External Cites per document20151.772
External Cites per document20161.787
External Cites per document20171.213
External Cites per document20181.544
External Cites per document20191.845
External Cites per document20202.155
External Cites per document20211.918
External Cites per document20222.587
Cites per document20100.000
Cites per document20110.529
Cites per document20120.419
Cites per document20130.845
Cites per document20141.563
Cites per document20151.874
Cites per document20161.957
Cites per document20171.360
Cites per document20181.678
Cites per document20192.233
Cites per document20202.412
Cites per document20212.069
Cites per document20223.533
% 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
Non-citable documents20221
Citable documents20100
Citable documents201117
Citable documents201242
Citable documents201370
Citable documents201485
Citable documents2015101
Citable documents2016136
Citable documents2017160
Citable documents2018180
Citable documents2019193
Citable documents2020226
Citable documents2021245
Citable documents2022271
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 documents201885
Uncited documents201964
Uncited documents202082
Uncited documents202184
Uncited documents202254
Cited documents20100
Cited documents20116
Cited documents201211
Cited documents201328
Cited documents201450
Cited documents201549
Cited documents201681
Cited documents201789
Cited documents201895
Cited documents2019129
Cited documents2020144
Cited documents2021161
Cited documents2022218
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