Behavioral economics and socio-economics journals: A citation-based ranking

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Journal quality is a major consideration for authors, readers, and promotion and tenure committees. Unfortunately, no objective quality measure exists for most behavioral economics and socio-economics journals. To address this need, the number of articles that cited each journal in these fields was recorded for 2001-2005, 1996-2000, and 1996-2005. In all periods the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization ranked first and the Journal of Economic Psychology second. In 2001-2005 the Journal of Socio-Economics ranked third. Data on abstract views and paper downloads in RePEc also suggests that JEBO ranks first, but JoEP and JSE now rank similarly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)451-462
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Socio-Economics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2007


  • Behavioral economics
  • Citation analysis
  • Economics and psychology
  • Journal rankings
  • Socio-economics


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