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Ranking Journals Following a Matching Model Approach: An Application to Public Economics Journals

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  • FRANCESC PUJOL

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Journal rankings based on citation indexes are widely used in the economics field. This paper proposes an alternative way to rank journals based on the publishing behavior of top-ranked authors. I justify this approach by depicting the scientific publishing market as following a matching process. Compared with the citation approach, the methodology that we propose has advantages in terms of time effort to produce national and subdiscipline rankings. It also corrects the impact underestimation that the citation approach tends to produce in new and re-founded journals. This paper proposes an empirical application to the case of public economics journals. Copyright 2008 Blackwell Publishing, Inc..

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Article provided by Association for Public Economic Theory in its journal Journal of Public Economic Theory.

Volume (Year): 10 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 (02)
Pages: 55-76

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  1. > Economics Profession > Ranking in Economics
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  1. Radu Vranceanu & Damien Besancenot & Kim Huynh, 2010. "A Matching Model of the Academic Publication Market," Post-Print hal-00554710, HAL.
  2. Halkos, George & Tzeremes, Nickolaos, 2012. "Ranking agricultural, environmental and natural resource economics journals: A note," MPRA Paper 36233, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. George Emm. Halkos & Nickolaos G. Tzeremes, 2011. "Measuring Economic Journals' Citation Efficiency: A Data Envelopment Analysis Approach," EERI Research Paper Series EERI_RP_2011_13, Economics and Econometrics Research Institute (EERI), Brussels.
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