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Ranking economic history journals: a citation-based impact-adjusted analysis

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  • Gianfranco Di Vaio

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    (Faculty of Economics, Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali-LUISS ‘Guido Carli’, Viale Romania 32, 00197 Rome, Italy. Department of Economics, Finance and Statistics, University of Perugia, Via A. Pascoli 20, 06123 Perugia, Italy.)

  • Jacob Louis Weisdorf

    (Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen, 6 Studiestræde, 1455 Copenhagen, Denmark.)

Abstract

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.

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Article provided by Association Française de Cliométrie (AFC) in its journal Cliometrica, Journal of Historical Economics and Econometric History.

Volume (Year): 4 (2010)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 1-17

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Handle: RePEc:afc:cliome:v:4:y:2010:i:1:p:1-17

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Keywords: Economic history; Journal ranking; Citation analysis; Scientometrics; Impact factor;

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Cited by:
  1. Gianfranco Di Vaio & Daniel Waldenström & Jacob Weisdorf, 2011. "Citation Success: Evidence from Economic History Journal Publications," Working Papers 0017, Utrecht University, Centre for Global Economic History.
  2. Johan Fourie & Leigh Gardner, 2014. "The internationalization of economic history: a puzzle," Economic History Working Papers 56786, London School of Economics and Political Science, Department of Economic History.
  3. Bernardo Bátiz-Lazo & Rasol Eskandari, 2013. "Trends and Directions in the Accounting, Business and Economic History of Spain, 1997-2011," Documentos de Trabajo (DT-AEHE) 1303, Asociación Española de Historia Económica.
  4. Baten, Joerg & Julia, Muschallik, 2011. "On the status and the future of economic history in the world," MPRA Paper 34704, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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