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Economic Theory



Universities and research institutions in Germany

Subject Area and Category


Springer New York



Publication type



14320479, 09382259





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The purpose of Economic Theory is to provide an outlet for research - in all areas of economics based on rigorous theoretical reasoning, and - on specific topics in mathematics which is motivated by the analysis of economic problems. Economic Theory's scope encompasses - but is not limited to - the following fields. - classical and modern equilibrium theory - cooperative and non-cooperative game theory - macroeconomics - social choice and welfare - uncertainty and information, intertemporal economics (including dynamical systems) - public economics - international and developmental economics - financial economics, money and banking - industrial organization Economic Theory also publishes surveys if they clearly picture the basic ideas at work in some areas, the essential technical apparatus which is used and the central questions which remain open. The development of a productive dialectic between stylized facts and abstract formulations requires that economic relevance be at the forefront. Thus, correct, and innovative, mathematical analysis is not enough; it must be motivated by - and contribute to - the understanding of substantive economic problems. 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 Econometrics2001Q2
Economics and Econometrics2002Q2
Economics and Econometrics2003Q1
Economics and Econometrics2004Q2
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)19990.668
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.535
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.500
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.580
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.671
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.500
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.585
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.643
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.769
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.907
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.125
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.031
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.034
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.131
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.592
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.443
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.417
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.158
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.211
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.046
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.223
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.668
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.449
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.437
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.523
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.659
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.478
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.471
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.618
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.798
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.934
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.017
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.960
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.818
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.267
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.812
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.515
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.356
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.930
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.223
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.972
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.226
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.534
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.403
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.347
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.519
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.585
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.418
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.468
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.606
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.797
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.881
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.912
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.755
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.774
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.237
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.090
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.457
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.125
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.939
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.080
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.884
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.130
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 Cites199918
Self Cites200014
Self Cites200120
Self Cites200214
Self Cites200327
Self Cites200418
Self Cites200524
Self Cites200635
Self Cites200736
Self Cites200851
Self Cites200949
Self Cites201034
Self Cites201137
Self Cites201262
Self Cites2013135
Self Cites201494
Self Cites201566
Self Cites201642
Self Cites201747
Self Cites201845
Self Cites201971
Total Cites1999133
Total Cites200097
Total Cites2001101
Total Cites2002126
Total Cites2003162
Total Cites2004129
Total Cites2005139
Total Cites2006202
Total Cites2007264
Total Cites2008341
Total Cites2009365
Total Cites2010363
Total Cites2011247
Total Cites2012308
Total Cites2013366
Total Cites2014365
Total Cites2015358
Total Cites2016212
Total Cites2017236
Total Cites2018176
Total Cites2019244
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 document19990.578
External Cites per document20000.384
External Cites per document20010.351
External Cites per document20020.465
External Cites per document20030.549
External Cites per document20040.411
External Cites per document20050.390
External Cites per document20060.511
External Cites per document20070.689
External Cites per document20080.795
External Cites per document20090.880
External Cites per document20100.870
External Cites per document20110.695
External Cites per document20121.012
External Cites per document20131.144
External Cites per document20141.124
External Cites per document20151.106
External Cites per document20160.746
External Cites per document20170.979
External Cites per document20180.724
External Cites per document20190.869
Cites per document19990.668
Cites per document20000.449
Cites per document20010.437
Cites per document20020.523
Cites per document20030.659
Cites per document20040.478
Cites per document20050.471
Cites per document20060.618
Cites per document20070.798
Cites per document20080.934
Cites per document20091.017
Cites per document20100.960
Cites per document20110.818
Cites per document20121.267
Cites per document20131.812
Cites per document20141.515
Cites per document20151.356
Cites per document20160.930
Cites per document20171.223
Cites per document20180.972
Cites per document20191.226
% 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 documents20031
Non-citable documents20041
Non-citable documents20051
Non-citable documents20060
Non-citable documents20071
Non-citable documents20086
Non-citable documents20096
Non-citable documents201011
Non-citable documents20116
Non-citable documents20128
Non-citable documents20135
Non-citable documents20146
Non-citable documents20154
Non-citable documents20161
Non-citable documents20173
Non-citable documents20185
Non-citable documents20199
Citable documents1999199
Citable documents2000216
Citable documents2001231
Citable documents2002241
Citable documents2003246
Citable documents2004270
Citable documents2005295
Citable documents2006327
Citable documents2007331
Citable documents2008365
Citable documents2009359
Citable documents2010378
Citable documents2011302
Citable documents2012243
Citable documents2013202
Citable documents2014241
Citable documents2015264
Citable documents2016228
Citable documents2017193
Citable documents2018181
Citable documents2019199
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 documents2001168
Uncited documents2002164
Uncited documents2003161
Uncited documents2004189
Uncited documents2005199
Uncited documents2006201
Uncited documents2007173
Uncited documents2008202
Uncited documents2009188
Uncited documents2010208
Uncited documents2011171
Uncited documents2012110
Uncited documents201370
Uncited documents2014101
Uncited documents2015113
Uncited documents2016116
Uncited documents201779
Uncited documents201898
Uncited documents201987
Cited documents199975
Cited documents200069
Cited documents200163
Cited documents200277
Cited documents200386
Cited documents200482
Cited documents200597
Cited documents2006126
Cited documents2007159
Cited documents2008169
Cited documents2009177
Cited documents2010181
Cited documents2011137
Cited documents2012141
Cited documents2013137
Cited documents2014146
Cited documents2015155
Cited documents2016113
Cited documents2017117
Cited documents201888
Cited documents2019121
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