Behavioral Economics and Socio-Economics Journals: A Citation-Based Ranking
Ofer H. Azar
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev - Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management
Journal quality is a major consideration for authors, readers, and promotion and tenure committees. Unfortunately, no objective quality measure exists for most behavioral economics and socio-economics journals. To address this need, the number of articles that cited each journal in these fields was recorded for 2001-2005, 1996-2000, and 1996-2005. In all periods the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization ranked first and the Journal of Economic Psychology second. In 2001-2005 the Journal of Socio-Economics ranked third. Data on abstract views and paper downloads in RePEc also suggests that JEBO ranks first, but JoEP and JSE now rank similarly.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 24
Keywords: Journal rankings, Citation analysis, Behavioral economics, Socio-economics, Economics and psychology
JEL Classification: A14, A12, L82, B50, Z10, Y80
Date posted: October 17, 2006