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American Economic Review


United States

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The American Economic Review is a general-interest economics journal. Established in 1911, the AER is among the nation's oldest and most respected scholarly journals in the economics profession and is celebrating over 100 years of publishing.  The journal publishes 12 issues containing articles on a broad range of topics. 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 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)19992.692
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20002.775
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20012.461
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20023.024
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20033.690
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20043.513
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20053.917
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20063.772
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20074.138
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20084.294
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20094.722
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20105.173
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20115.277
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20125.043
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20135.211
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20145.504
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20155.649
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20165.813
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20176.292
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20186.466
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20197.615
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19992.692
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20002.319
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20012.362
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20022.926
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20033.252
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20043.142
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20053.124
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20063.357
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20073.661
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20083.586
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20094.123
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20104.599
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20114.821
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20124.299
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.689
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20144.968
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20155.015
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20165.269
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20175.748
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20185.531
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20196.403
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.932
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20002.031
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.265
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.431
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20032.728
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20042.299
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20052.748
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.700
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.935
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.961
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20093.384
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20104.085
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.778
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.587
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20134.014
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20144.178
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20154.352
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20164.640
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20174.815
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.159
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20195.873
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 Cites199953
Self Cites200055
Self Cites200154
Self Cites200247
Self Cites200382
Self Cites200439
Self Cites200564
Self Cites200657
Self Cites200792
Self Cites2008104
Self Cites200992
Self Cites201076
Self Cites2011108
Self Cites2012112
Self Cites201391
Self Cites2014150
Self Cites2015144
Self Cites2016152
Self Cites2017138
Self Cites2018114
Self Cites2019109
Total Cites19991190
Total Cites20001004
Total Cites20011089
Total Cites20021381
Total Cites20031662
Total Cites20041634
Total Cites20051587
Total Cites20061685
Total Cites20071860
Total Cites20081922
Total Cites20092272
Total Cites20102681
Total Cites20113052
Total Cites20122966
Total Cites20133456
Total Cites20143592
Total Cites20153741
Total Cites20163815
Total Cites20174403
Total Cites20184176
Total Cites20194034
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 document19992.572
External Cites per document20002.192
External Cites per document20012.245
External Cites per document20022.826
External Cites per document20033.092
External Cites per document20043.067
External Cites per document20052.998
External Cites per document20063.243
External Cites per document20073.480
External Cites per document20083.392
External Cites per document20093.956
External Cites per document20104.468
External Cites per document20114.651
External Cites per document20124.136
External Cites per document20134.566
External Cites per document20144.761
External Cites per document20154.822
External Cites per document20165.059
External Cites per document20175.568
External Cites per document20185.380
External Cites per document20196.230
Cites per document19992.692
Cites per document20002.319
Cites per document20012.362
Cites per document20022.926
Cites per document20033.252
Cites per document20043.142
Cites per document20053.124
Cites per document20063.357
Cites per document20073.661
Cites per document20083.586
Cites per document20094.123
Cites per document20104.599
Cites per document20114.821
Cites per document20124.299
Cites per document20134.689
Cites per document20144.968
Cites per document20155.015
Cites per document20165.269
Cites per document20175.748
Cites per document20185.531
Cites per document20196.403
% 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 documents20016
Non-citable documents20026
Non-citable documents20031
Non-citable documents200412
Non-citable documents200517
Non-citable documents200623
Non-citable documents200722
Non-citable documents200827
Non-citable documents200925
Non-citable documents201026
Non-citable documents201127
Non-citable documents201231
Non-citable documents201324
Non-citable documents201419
Non-citable documents201514
Non-citable documents201616
Non-citable documents201716
Non-citable documents201822
Non-citable documents201917
Citable documents1999442
Citable documents2000433
Citable documents2001461
Citable documents2002472
Citable documents2003511
Citable documents2004520
Citable documents2005508
Citable documents2006502
Citable documents2007508
Citable documents2008536
Citable documents2009551
Citable documents2010583
Citable documents2011633
Citable documents2012690
Citable documents2013737
Citable documents2014723
Citable documents2015746
Citable documents2016724
Citable documents2017766
Citable documents2018755
Citable documents2019630
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 documents1999124
Uncited documents2000147
Uncited documents2001160
Uncited documents2002145
Uncited documents2003147
Uncited documents2004148
Uncited documents2005129
Uncited documents2006143
Uncited documents2007130
Uncited documents2008151
Uncited documents2009135
Uncited documents2010134
Uncited documents2011164
Uncited documents2012180
Uncited documents2013170
Uncited documents2014165
Uncited documents2015163
Uncited documents2016145
Uncited documents2017157
Uncited documents2018160
Uncited documents2019115
Cited documents1999319
Cited documents2000292
Cited documents2001307
Cited documents2002333
Cited documents2003365
Cited documents2004384
Cited documents2005396
Cited documents2006382
Cited documents2007400
Cited documents2008412
Cited documents2009441
Cited documents2010475
Cited documents2011496
Cited documents2012541
Cited documents2013591
Cited documents2014577
Cited documents2015597
Cited documents2016595
Cited documents2017625
Cited documents2018617
Cited documents2019532
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