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Journal of Political Economy


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

Subject Area and Category


University of Chicago



Publication type



00223808, 1537534X


1969, 1973-1974, 1979-1985, 1987-2020



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One of the oldest and most prestigious journals in economics, the Journal of Political Economy (JPE) has since 1892 presented significant research and scholarship in economic theory and practice. The journal aims to publish highly selective, widely cited articles of current relevance that will have a long-term impact on economics research. JPE's analytical, interpretive, and empirical studies in a number of areas—including monetary theory, fiscal policy, labor economics, development, micro- and macroeconomic theory, international trade and finance, industrial organization, and social economics—are essential reading for all economists wishing to keep up with substantive new research in the discipline. 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
Economics and Econometrics2020Q1

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)19997.437
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20007.011
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20016.634
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20027.189
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20037.918
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20048.781
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20058.408
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200610.635
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200711.793
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200813.871
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200914.924
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201014.045
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201112.816
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201212.821
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201311.672
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201412.432
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201511.969
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201610.791
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201712.056
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201813.719
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201913.475
Cites / Doc. (4 years)202018.695
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19997.437
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20006.014
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20015.890
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20025.662
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20036.922
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20048.015
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20058.150
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20069.617
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200711.372
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200812.575
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200910.990
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201012.926
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201110.848
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201210.163
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201310.484
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201410.863
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20159.433
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20169.019
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201711.486
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201812.882
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201913.418
Cites / Doc. (3 years)202016.475
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19995.956
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20005.113
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20014.385
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20024.452
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20035.413
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20047.100
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20056.303
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20068.889
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200710.325
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20088.099
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20099.406
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20109.903
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20117.803
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20129.230
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20138.656
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20147.781
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20157.687
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20168.200
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201710.868
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201812.930
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201910.372
Cites / Doc. (2 years)202017.461
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 Cites199928
Self Cites200016
Self Cites200122
Self Cites200220
Self Cites200316
Self Cites200430
Self Cites200538
Self Cites200620
Self Cites200722
Self Cites200816
Self Cites200910
Self Cites201012
Self Cites201112
Self Cites201218
Self Cites201322
Self Cites201416
Self Cites20152
Self Cites20166
Self Cites201731
Self Cites201838
Self Cites201953
Self Cites202073
Total Cites19991004
Total Cites2000872
Total Cites2001860
Total Cites2002838
Total Cites2003976
Total Cites20041074
Total Cites20051198
Total Cites20061356
Total Cites20071558
Total Cites20081421
Total Cites20091121
Total Cites20101228
Total Cites2011998
Total Cites2012935
Total Cites2013954
Total Cites20141032
Total Cites2015915
Total Cites2016938
Total Cites20171252
Total Cites20181958
Total Cites20192469
Total Cites20203575
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 document19997.230
External Cites per document20005.903
External Cites per document20015.740
External Cites per document20025.527
External Cites per document20036.809
External Cites per document20047.791
External Cites per document20057.891
External Cites per document20069.475
External Cites per document200711.212
External Cites per document200812.773
External Cites per document200911.222
External Cites per document201013.363
External Cites per document201110.835
External Cites per document201210.077
External Cites per document201310.242
External Cites per document201411.043
External Cites per document201510.033
External Cites per document20169.811
External Cites per document201711.854
External Cites per document201816.134
External Cites per document201916.662
External Cites per document202019.898
Cites per document19997.437
Cites per document20006.014
Cites per document20015.890
Cites per document20025.662
Cites per document20036.922
Cites per document20048.015
Cites per document20058.150
Cites per document20069.617
Cites per document200711.372
Cites per document200812.575
Cites per document200910.990
Cites per document201012.926
Cites per document201110.848
Cites per document201210.163
Cites per document201310.484
Cites per document201410.863
Cites per document20159.433
Cites per document20169.019
Cites per document201711.486
Cites per document201812.882
Cites per document201913.418
Cites per document202016.475
% 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 documents19990
Non-citable documents20000
Non-citable documents20010
Non-citable documents20020
Non-citable documents20030
Non-citable documents20040
Non-citable documents20050
Non-citable documents20060
Non-citable documents20070
Non-citable documents20083
Non-citable documents20093
Non-citable documents20104
Non-citable documents20111
Non-citable documents20121
Non-citable documents20130
Non-citable documents20143
Non-citable documents20156
Non-citable documents20169
Non-citable documents20176
Non-citable documents201833
Non-citable documents201939
Non-citable documents202041
Citable documents1999135
Citable documents2000145
Citable documents2001146
Citable documents2002148
Citable documents2003141
Citable documents2004134
Citable documents2005147
Citable documents2006141
Citable documents2007137
Citable documents2008110
Citable documents200999
Citable documents201091
Citable documents201191
Citable documents201291
Citable documents201391
Citable documents201492
Citable documents201591
Citable documents201695
Citable documents2017103
Citable documents2018119
Citable documents2019145
Citable documents2020176
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 documents199922
Uncited documents200046
Uncited documents200133
Uncited documents200232
Uncited documents200327
Uncited documents200420
Uncited documents200530
Uncited documents200615
Uncited documents200715
Uncited documents200816
Uncited documents200910
Uncited documents201010
Uncited documents201111
Uncited documents201211
Uncited documents201313
Uncited documents201413
Uncited documents201514
Uncited documents201617
Uncited documents20179
Uncited documents201837
Uncited documents201936
Uncited documents202032
Cited documents1999113
Cited documents200099
Cited documents2001113
Cited documents2002116
Cited documents2003114
Cited documents2004114
Cited documents2005117
Cited documents2006126
Cited documents2007122
Cited documents200897
Cited documents200992
Cited documents201085
Cited documents201181
Cited documents201281
Cited documents201378
Cited documents201482
Cited documents201583
Cited documents201687
Cited documents2017100
Cited documents2018115
Cited documents2019148
Cited documents2020185
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