Top 10 Economics journals


As an academic researcher, it is very important to publish a research paper in peer-reviewed journals. But the fact is the journal in which you publish matters a lot.  So-called predatory journals are increasing in this information technology era. You should make sure you publish your valuable research paper in a good journal. Reputed institutions take this in a serious note and recognise publications only when it is done in such reputed journals. Here I bring you top 10 journals in the field of economics.

Quarterly Journal of Economics (Oxford University Press)

ISSN: 0033-5533         E-ISSN: 1531-4650

The Quarterly Journal of Economics is the oldest professional journal of economics in the English language. Edited at Harvard University’s Department of Economics, it covers all aspects of the field. The journal is considered invaluable to professional and academic economists and students around the world.

Journal of Economic Perspectives (American Economic Association)

ISSN: 0895-3309

Journal of Economic Perspectives aims to publish articles that serve several goals: to synthesize and integrate lessons learned from active lines of economic research; to provide economic analysis of public policy issues; to encourage cross-fertilization of ideas among the fields of thinking; to offer readers an accessible source for state-of-the-art economic thinking; to suggest directions for future research; to provide insights and readings for classroom use; and to address issues relating to the economics profession.

Journal of Economic Literature (American Economic Association)

ISSN: 0022-0515

Journal of Economic Literature (JEL), first published in 1969, is designed to help economists keep abreast of the vast flow of literature. JEL issues contain commissioned, peer-reviewed survey and review articles, book reviews, an annotated bibliography of new books classified by subject matter, and an annual index of dissertations in North American universities.

Journal of Financial Economics (Elsevier)

ISSN: 0304-405X

Journal of Financial Economics began to publish applied papers and case studies in 1989. The journal provides a high-quality professional outlet for scholarly studies of actual cases, events or practice. Such phenomena provide a rich source of data that illustrate or challenge accepted theory and lead to new insights about the world. These studies currently have few professional outlets, and with this section, The Journal of Financial Economics takes a leading role in encouraging such work. Applications and case study papers are often different in form, scope and content and can be more conjectural. The papers deal with issues that are often less quantifiable, more descriptive and normative than usual. Papers that raise a new question or pose an old one in an innovative way and papers that test theories in specialized ways or document interesting phenomena which are likely to stimulate new research are emphasized.

International Journal of Production Economics (Elsevier)

ISSN: 0925-5273

International Journal of Production Economics focuses on topics treating the interface between engineering and management. All aspects of the subject in relation to manufacturing and process industries, as well as production, in general, are covered. The journal is interdisciplinary in nature, considering whole cycles of activities, such as the product life cycle – research, design, development, test, launch, disposal – and the material flow cycle – supply, production, distribution. The ultimate objective of the journal is to disseminate knowledge for improving industrial practice and to strengthen the theoretical base necessary for supporting sound decision making.

European Research Studies Journal (University of Piraeus, International Strategic Management Association)

ISSN: 1108-2976

European Research Studies Journal is designed to cover a wide variety of topics in the fields of Business and Economics in general including Banking, Accounting and Finance, Health Economics, Tourism, Maritime Studies, Transport and Logistics, Energy and Environment with reference to European Integration. It aims to act as a guide for new developments and prospects in different aspects of economic thought and business methodologies and it is programmed to come out two to four times a year. Papers are invited both from academic economists as well as practitioners.

Resources, Conservation and Recycling (Elsevier)

ISSN: 0921-3449          E-ISSN: 1879-0658

The journal welcomes contributions from research, which consider sustainable management and conservation of resources. The journal emphasizes the transformation processes involved in a transition toward more sustainable production and consumption systems. Emphasis is upon technological, economic, institutional and policy aspects of specific resource management practices, such as conservation, recycling and resource substitution, and of “systems-wide” strategies, such as resource productivity improvement, the restructuring of production and consumption profiles and the transformation of the industry. Contributions may have relevance at regional, national or international scales and may focus at any level of research from individual resources or technologies to whole sectors or systems of interest.

Journal of Economic Growth (Springer Nature)

ISSN: 1381-4338         E-ISSN: 1573-7020

Journal of Economic Growth, is designed to serve as the principal outlet for theoretical as well as empirical research in economic growth and dynamic macroeconomics. The journal encourages the submission of high-quality research broadly concerned with:

  • Neoclassical Growth Models
  • Endogenous Growth Models
  • Income Distribution and Growth
  • Human Capital and Growth
  • Fertility and Growth
  • Trade and Growth
  • Development and Growth
  • Financial Development and Growth
  • Migration and Growth
  • Endogenous Technological Change
  • Money and Growth
  • Political Economy and Growth
  • Overlapping-Generations Models
  • Economic Fluctuations

American Economic Review (American Economic Association)

ISSN: 0002-8282

The American Economic Review is a general-interest economics journal. Established in 1911, the AER is among the nation’s oldest and most respected scholarly journals in the economics profession and is celebrating over 100 years of publishing. The journal publishes 11 issues containing articles on a broad range of topics.

Econometrica (Wiley-Blackwell)

ISSN: 0012-9682         E-ISSN: 1468-0262

Econometrica publishes original articles in all branches of economics – theoretical and empirical, abstract and applied, providing wide-ranging coverage across the subject area. It promotes studies that aim at the unification of the theoretical-quantitative and the empirical-quantitative approach to economic problems and that are penetrated by constructive and rigorous thinking. It explores a unique range of topics each year – from the frontier of theoretical developments in many new and important areas, to research on current and applied economic problems, to methodologically innovative, theoretical and applied studies in econometrics.

Before making the submission to any journal, I recommend you to take a look and assess a journal based on points highlighted by Think. Check. Submit.

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