The Publication Patterns of the Elite Economics Departments: 1995-2000
We examine publication patterns of the top seven U.S. economics departments from 1995 to 2000. We construct a departmental-based journal ranking on both the number of publications and the percentage of journal pages from authors affiliated with top institutions. The data show that publications are highly concentrated among a few journals: seven journals comprise more than one-fourth of aggregate research output for the sample. Nine of the eighty-seven most common publication outlets originated in the 1990s. A departmental measure of journal quality avoids the problems confronting citations data. We suggest that economists reconsider the prestige of journals based on these strikingly different results.
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