Atlantic Economic Journal

, Volume 32, Issue 2, pp 140–149 | Cite as

Methods of ranking economics journals

  • Gaines H. Liner
  • Minesh Amin


This paper reviews and critiques some popular methods of ranking economics journals, compares results of some methods, and suggests new uses of two old methods. International economics journals are ranked and used to provide a vehicle for the analyses. Journal citations over a five-year period provide the data input for the analysis. This study illustrates the significance of the method used in how journals are ranked. The Bradley-Terry model is used to estimate the odds ratios one journal will cite another. The model is also discussed as a possible tool for finding the boundary between fields and field journals.


Data Input International Economic Public Finance Popular Method Economics Journal 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gaines H. Liner
    • 1
  • Minesh Amin
    • 1
  1. 1.University of North Carolina at CharlotteU.S.A.

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