Ranking Economic History Journals: A Citation-Based Impact-Adjusted Analysis
20 Pages Posted: 13 Aug 2008 Last revised: 28 Sep 2009
Date Written: August 11, 2008
This study ranks -- for the first time -- 12 international academic journals that have economic history as their main topic. The ranking is based on data collected for the year 2007. Journals are ranked using standard citation analysis where we adjust for age, size and self-citation of journals. We also compare the leading economic history journals with the leading journals in economics in order to measure the influence on economics of economic history, and vice versa. With a few exceptions, our results confirm the general idea about what economic history journals are the most influential for economic history, and that, although economic history is quite independent from economics as a whole, knowledge exchange between the two fields is indeed going on.
Keywords: Economic history, journal ranking, citation analysis, scientometrics, impact factor
JEL Classification: A10, A11, A14, N10
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