Top Economics and Finance Journals

Below is a list of the top 10 journals in the research category of Economics and Finance. The list is produced by ranking the highest impact factor assessed in 2020. Impact factor is based on the total citations out of the total citable publications. As we have discussed in “what is a good impact factor?”, impact factor is NOT the be-all and end-all; it’s not the ONLY journal influence indicator out there. However, even with the inventions such as H-index and SJR score, impact factor is still widely adopted and referenced by leading research institutes and researchers world-wide. So, let’s treat this listing as a starter and go deeper. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the Top 10 Journal by Impact Factors in 2020.

  1. ” Quarterly Journal of Economics (Impact Factor: 12.813)”
  2. ” Journal of Political Economy (Impact Factor: 8.694)”
  3. ” Journal of Economic Perspectives (Impact Factor: 7.442)”
  4. ” Resources, Conservation and Recycling (Impact Factor: 7.082)”
  5. ” Review of Environmental Economics and Policy (Impact Factor: 6.897)”
  6. ” Journal of Economic Growth (Impact Factor: 6.577)”
  7. ” Journal of Industrial Ecology (Impact Factor: 5.477)”
  8. ” MIS Quarterly Executive (Impact Factor: 5.436)”
  9. ” Journal of Economic Literature (Impact Factor: 5.422)”
  10. ” Economic Geography (Impact Factor: 5.25)”

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