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Subdiscipline-specific journal rankings: whither Applied Economics?

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  • Christopher Barrett
  • Aliakbar Olia
  • Dee Von Bailey

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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.

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  • Christopher Barrett & Aliakbar Olia & Dee Von Bailey, 2000. "Subdiscipline-specific journal rankings: whither Applied Economics?," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 32(2), pages 239-252.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:applec:v:32:y:2000:i:2:p:239-252
    DOI: 10.1080/000368400322921
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