American Economic Review
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

American Economic Review

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 28282
Publisher: American Economic Association
History: 1978-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


The American Economic Review is a general-interest economics journal. The journal is published quarterly and contains articles on a broad range of topics. Established in 1911, the AER is among the nation"s oldest and most respected scholarly journals in the economics profession.

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

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SCR Impact Factor

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SCR Journal Ranking

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SCImago SJR Rank

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR indicator) is a measure of scientific influence of scholarly journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where such citations come from.


American Economic Review
Scopus 2-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Scopus 3-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Scopus 4-Year Impact Factor Trend

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American Economic Review
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    9.782 11.572 13.277
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    10.544 11.804 10.869
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    8.185 7.589 7.856
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    5.526 6.054 7.151
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    4.121 5.447 6.39
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    4.767 5.702 6.226
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    4.649 5.265 5.827
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    4.362 5.041 5.669
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    4.152 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    4 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    3.482 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    3.676 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    4.029 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    3.289 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    2.872 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    2.905 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    2.645 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    2.676 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    2.241 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    2.775 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    2.444 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    2.27 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    2.02 NA NA
Note: impact factor data for reference only




Impact Factor

Impact factor (IF) is a scientometric factor based on the yearly average number of citations on articles published by a particular journal in the last two years. A journal impact factor is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. Find out more: What is a good impact factor?

III. Other Science Influence Indicators

Any impact factor or scientometric indicator alone will not give you the full picture of a science journal. There are also other factors such as H-Index, Self-Citation Ratio, SJR, SNIP, etc. Researchers may also consider the practical aspect of a journal such as publication fees, acceptance rate, review speed. (Learn More)

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The h-index is an author-level metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist or scholar. The index is based on the set of the scientist's most cited papers and the number of citations that they have received in other publications


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H-Index History