Economics Research Institute Study Paper
Utah State University Department of Economics
In light of widespread specialization of research and teaching, it seems appropriate to supplement the existing general rankings of economics journals with subdiscipline-specific rankings. That is the primary objective of this paper. The availability of subdiscipline-specific rankings also permits both (i) alternative journal ranking methods for the general discipline that account for the breadth of a journal's impact across specialized fields, and (ii) estimation of the relative weights implicitly associated with each field in traditional disciplinary journal rankings. The results are robust to the exclusion of self-citations.
Barrett, Christopher B.; Olia, Aliakbar; and Bailey, DeeVon, "Subdiscipline-Specific Journal Rankings in Economics" (1996). Economic Research Institute Study Papers. Paper 72.