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Quarterly Journal of Economics


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

Subject Area and Category


Oxford University Press



Publication type



00335533, 15314650





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The Quarterly Journal of Economics is the oldest professional journal of economics in the English language. Edited at Harvard University's Department of Economics, it covers all aspects of the field. QJE is invaluable to professional and academic economists and students around the world. 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)19994.958
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20005.450
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20016.056
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20026.042
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20038.352
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20047.982
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20059.241
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20069.613
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20078.288
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20088.878
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20099.109
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20109.798
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201110.825
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201210.023
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201310.873
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201411.147
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201511.796
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201611.056
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201712.125
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201814.500
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201916.038
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19994.958
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20005.630
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20014.959
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20025.232
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20037.368
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20047.270
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20058.800
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20067.375
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20076.367
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20087.323
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20097.968
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20109.273
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20119.181
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20128.697
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20139.177
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201410.063
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201510.264
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20169.333
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201711.575
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201812.117
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201916.975
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19995.329
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20004.413
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20013.988
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20024.141
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20036.549
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20046.375
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20056.400
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20065.413
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20074.900
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20086.131
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20097.153
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20107.571
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20117.988
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20127.303
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20137.747
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20148.457
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20158.175
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20168.388
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20179.013
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201812.413
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201912.646
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 Cites199921
Self Cites200028
Self Cites200129
Self Cites200223
Self Cites200351
Self Cites200432
Self Cites200523
Self Cites200624
Self Cites200730
Self Cites200843
Self Cites200932
Self Cites201024
Self Cites201121
Self Cites201231
Self Cites201321
Self Cites201436
Self Cites201526
Self Cites201626
Self Cites201727
Self Cites201825
Self Cites201920
Total Cites1999595
Total Cites2000670
Total Cites2001610
Total Cites2002654
Total Cites2003921
Total Cites2004887
Total Cites20051056
Total Cites2006885
Total Cites2007764
Total Cites2008908
Total Cites2009996
Total Cites20101187
Total Cites20111166
Total Cites20121148
Total Cites20131193
Total Cites20141278
Total Cites20151242
Total Cites20161120
Total Cites20171389
Total Cites20181454
Total Cites20192020
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 document19994.783
External Cites per document20005.395
External Cites per document20014.724
External Cites per document20025.048
External Cites per document20036.960
External Cites per document20047.008
External Cites per document20058.608
External Cites per document20067.175
External Cites per document20076.117
External Cites per document20086.976
External Cites per document20097.712
External Cites per document20109.086
External Cites per document20119.016
External Cites per document20128.462
External Cites per document20139.015
External Cites per document20149.780
External Cites per document201510.050
External Cites per document20169.117
External Cites per document201711.350
External Cites per document201811.908
External Cites per document201916.807
Cites per document19994.958
Cites per document20005.630
Cites per document20014.959
Cites per document20025.232
Cites per document20037.368
Cites per document20047.270
Cites per document20058.800
Cites per document20067.375
Cites per document20076.367
Cites per document20087.323
Cites per document20097.968
Cites per document20109.273
Cites per document20119.181
Cites per document20128.697
Cites per document20139.177
Cites per document201410.063
Cites per document201510.264
Cites per document20169.333
Cites per document201711.575
Cites per document201812.117
Cites per document201916.975
% 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 documents20052
Non-citable documents20061
Non-citable documents20071
Non-citable documents20080
Non-citable documents20090
Non-citable documents20101
Non-citable documents20111
Non-citable documents20122
Non-citable documents20131
Non-citable documents20141
Non-citable documents20150
Non-citable documents20161
Non-citable documents20171
Non-citable documents20184
Non-citable documents20194
Citable documents1999120
Citable documents2000119
Citable documents2001123
Citable documents2002125
Citable documents2003125
Citable documents2004122
Citable documents2005120
Citable documents2006120
Citable documents2007120
Citable documents2008124
Citable documents2009125
Citable documents2010128
Citable documents2011127
Citable documents2012132
Citable documents2013130
Citable documents2014127
Citable documents2015121
Citable documents2016120
Citable documents2017120
Citable documents2018120
Citable documents2019119
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 documents199911
Uncited documents200010
Uncited documents200112
Uncited documents20029
Uncited documents20039
Uncited documents20048
Uncited documents200515
Uncited documents20068
Uncited documents20076
Uncited documents20086
Uncited documents20096
Uncited documents20107
Uncited documents20118
Uncited documents20128
Uncited documents20137
Uncited documents201410
Uncited documents20157
Uncited documents20164
Uncited documents20174
Uncited documents20187
Uncited documents20194
Cited documents1999109
Cited documents2000109
Cited documents2001111
Cited documents2002116
Cited documents2003117
Cited documents2004115
Cited documents2005107
Cited documents2006113
Cited documents2007115
Cited documents2008118
Cited documents2009119
Cited documents2010122
Cited documents2011120
Cited documents2012126
Cited documents2013124
Cited documents2014118
Cited documents2015114
Cited documents2016117
Cited documents2017117
Cited documents2018117
Cited documents2019119
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