Ranking the Rankings of Journals in Economics by Quantifying Journal Demand

2014. Southwestern Economic Review 41: 79-88, 2016

10 Pages Posted: 19 Mar 2016

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Victor V. Claar

Florida Gulf Coast University

Ruth Gonzalez

Government of the United States of America - Department of Homeland Security

Date Written: March 17, 2016

Abstract

This paper revisits Odagiri’s (REStat, 1977) estimation of the demand for economics journals. While Odagiri employed 25 (or fewer) titles, the present paper explores the vast and growing universe of economics outlets. To this end the analysis employs circulation data for general and field journals published in Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory. The manuscript also conducts a comparative evaluation of rankings of economics journals, employing alternative rankings as a proxy for journal quality — following Odagiri — in a demand equation. The authors know of no study that so broadly examines the degree to which a set of journal rankings can explain journal demand.

Keywords: Citations, Economics, Economics Journals, Journals

JEL Classification: A11, A14, D12

Suggested Citation

Claar, Victor V. and Gonzalez, Ruth, Ranking the Rankings of Journals in Economics by Quantifying Journal Demand (March 17, 2016). 2014. Southwestern Economic Review 41: 79-88, 2016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2749331

Victor V. Claar (Contact Author)

Florida Gulf Coast University ( email )

Ft. Myers, FL 33965-6565
United States
2395907361 (Phone)

Ruth Gonzalez

Government of the United States of America - Department of Homeland Security ( email )

United States

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