Journal Performance

Economic Journal Increased Impact Factor Result

In June 2016, the 2015 Impact Factors were released and we are delighted that the Economic Journal saw an increase in its Impact Factor on 2014, to 2.370 from 2.336.

The journal has moved up six places on 2014 to 31/344 from 37/333 in the Economics ISI subject category.

Well done to everybody who has helped us achieve this fantastic result!

Submission Statistics 2016

  • Regular submissions to the journal increased by 14% to 1340.
  • Including conference and feature papers, we received a total of 1411 original submissions.

Decision Statistics 2016

  • The journal currently has a rejection rate of 82%
  • 56% of original regular papers are screen rejected

Turnaround Times 2016

  • 91% of papers dealt with editors alone were returned to authors within 14 days.
  • Of regular original submissions sent to referees in 2016, 83% were returned to authors within 4 months of submission. Only 2% took longer than 6 months.
  • Of resubmitted regular papers, 40% were returned to authors within 2 weeks, and 93% within 4 months of submission.
  • The vast majority of referees responded within 3 months, with over 60% responding within 2 months. The editors are very grateful to the referees for their excellent performance.

Altmetric Statistics October 2016

  • In the last 12 months, 161 EJ articles received online mentions recorded by Altmetric. A large part of the activity came from 66 Tweeters, who contributed 520 tweets collectively.
  • EJ articles were mentioned in 121 policy papers, published by Chatham House, National Bureau of Economic Research, the International Labour Organization and the World Bank, to name four.
  • News Outlets contributed the 139 mentions in total. Both national news outlets such as The Independent and local press, such as the Western Telegraph, have mentioned EJ articles.
  • Blogs, such as the LSE Business Review, The Economist and the Library of Economics and Liberty, have mentioned EJ articles in the past year.
  • There were 56 Wikipedia pages that mentioned articles; sometimes with articles being referred to in separate pages (7 articles had more than one mention).
  • In the past year there were over 7,000 readers of articles on Mendeley and Altmetric has recorded 15 Facebook wall posts that mention (9) EJ articles.
  • The highest Scoring Altmetric Article in the last 12 months is: 'Are you happy while you work?' by Alex Bryson and George MacKerron with a score of 637 (including 265 news stories from 64 outlets including Newsweek).

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Impact Factor

The Impact Factor is 2.370 and the journal is 31/344 in the Economics ISI subject category. 

Turn-around Statistics

Mean turn-around time 41 days for all new submissions (6 days for papers not sent to referees). View journal activity.

Contact the Journal

Benita Rajania
Publishing Editor
(+44) 20 3549 5035

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