Economics Research Institute Study Paper
Utah State University Department of Economics
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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.