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The Publication Patterns of the Elite Economics Departments: 1995-2000

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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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  • Nicholas G. Rupp & Carl Nicholas McKinney Jr., "undated". "The Publication Patterns of the Elite Economics Departments: 1995-2000," Working Papers 0112, East Carolina University, Department of Economics.
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