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Ranking Economic History Journals: A Citation-Based Impact-Adjusted Analysis

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  • Gianfranco Di Vaio

    (Faculty of Economics, Libera Università Internazionale delle Scienze Sociali)

  • Jacob Weisdorf

    (Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen)

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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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Paper provided by University of Copenhagen. Department of Economics in its series Discussion Papers with number 09-11.

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Length: 14 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2009
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Handle: RePEc:kud:kuiedp:0911

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Keywords: economic history; journal ranking; citation analysis; scientometrics; impact factor;

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  1. 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.
  2. Waldenström, Daniel & Di Vaio, Gianfranco & Weisdorf, Jacob, 2010. "Citation Success: Evidence from Economic History Journal Publications," Working Paper Series 819, Research Institute of Industrial Economics, revised 20 Oct 2010.
  3. 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.
  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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