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Journal of Economic Literature

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategoryEconomics, Econometrics and Finance
Economics and Econometrics
PublisherAmerican Economic Association
Publication typeJournals
Coverage1981, 1984, 1986, 1996-ongoing
Scope The Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) began publication in 1969 under the auspices of the American Economic Association with quarterly issues appearing in March, June, September, and December. JEL contains survey and review articles, book reviews, an annotated bibliography of newly published books, and a list of current dissertations in North American universities. For editorial policies regarding article and book reviews as well as the selection of journals and books included in the bibliographic sections of JEL and EconLit, see the Editorial Policy statements as well as the submission instructions.


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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

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)19998.048
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20009.632
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20019.466
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20029.342
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200311.800
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20048.779
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20059.463
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200610.571
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20078.636
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200810.816
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200910.667
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201011.571
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201114.961
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201214.727
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201315.366
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201413.170
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201512.629
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20169.307
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20177.935
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19998.048
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20008.569
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20019.288
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20028.240
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20038.375
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20047.903
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20058.115
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20068.193
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20077.821
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20088.768
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20099.017
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201012.386
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201114.589
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201213.569
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201312.422
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201410.812
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20159.456
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20167.984
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20176.059
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19996.409
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20007.757
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20018.966
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20024.722
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20037.683
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20046.829
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20055.732
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20066.444
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20075.917
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20086.750
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20099.487
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201010.811
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201113.676
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201210.075
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201310.089
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20147.479
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20158.227
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20166.250
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.813
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 Cites19994
Self Cites20009
Self Cites200110
Self Cites200210
Self Cites20035
Self Cites20044
Self Cites20053
Self Cites20064
Self Cites20074
Self Cites20081
Self Cites20099
Self Cites20105
Self Cites20113
Self Cites20125
Self Cites201310
Self Cites201412
Self Cites20156
Self Cites20163
Self Cites20171
Total Cites1999499
Total Cites2000497
Total Cites2001483
Total Cites2002412
Total Cites2003469
Total Cites2004490
Total Cites2005495
Total Cites2006467
Total Cites2007438
Total Cites2008491
Total Cites2009532
Total Cites2010706
Total Cites2011817
Total Cites2012787
Total Cites2013795
Total Cites2014746
Total Cites2015643
Total Cites2016511
Total Cites2017412
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 document19997.984
External Cites per document20008.414
External Cites per document20019.096
External Cites per document20028.040
External Cites per document20038.286
External Cites per document20047.839
External Cites per document20058.066
External Cites per document20068.123
External Cites per document20077.750
External Cites per document20088.750
External Cites per document20098.864
External Cites per document201012.298
External Cites per document201114.536
External Cites per document201213.483
External Cites per document201312.266
External Cites per document201410.638
External Cites per document20159.368
External Cites per document20167.938
External Cites per document20176.044
Cites per document19998.048
Cites per document20008.569
Cites per document20019.288
Cites per document20028.240
Cites per document20038.375
Cites per document20047.903
Cites per document20058.115
Cites per document20068.193
Cites per document20077.821
Cites per document20088.768
Cites per document20099.017
Cites per document201012.386
Cites per document201114.589
Cites per document201213.569
Cites per document201312.422
Cites per document201410.812
Cites per document20159.456
Cites per document20167.984
Cites per document20176.059
% 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 documents20061
Non-citable documents20071
Non-citable documents20081
Non-citable documents20090
Non-citable documents20100
Non-citable documents20110
Non-citable documents20120
Non-citable documents20130
Non-citable documents20140
Non-citable documents20150
Non-citable documents20160
Non-citable documents20170
Citable documents199962
Citable documents200058
Citable documents200152
Citable documents200250
Citable documents200356
Citable documents200462
Citable documents200561
Citable documents200657
Citable documents200756
Citable documents200856
Citable documents200959
Citable documents201057
Citable documents201156
Citable documents201258
Citable documents201364
Citable documents201469
Citable documents201568
Citable documents201664
Citable documents201768
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 documents19994
Uncited documents20004
Uncited documents20018
Uncited documents20028
Uncited documents20039
Uncited documents200411
Uncited documents200517
Uncited documents200613
Uncited documents20079
Uncited documents200815
Uncited documents200913
Uncited documents201011
Uncited documents20119
Uncited documents20126
Uncited documents20132
Uncited documents20146
Uncited documents201511
Uncited documents201615
Uncited documents201719
Cited documents199958
Cited documents200054
Cited documents200144
Cited documents200242
Cited documents200347
Cited documents200451
Cited documents200544
Cited documents200645
Cited documents200748
Cited documents200842
Cited documents200946
Cited documents201046
Cited documents201147
Cited documents201252
Cited documents201362
Cited documents201463
Cited documents201557
Cited documents201649
Cited documents201749
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