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Academic Journals, Publishing

More journal comparisons

A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post on comparing journals by using the full distribution of their articles’ citations. I’m working on putting together a concise summary of these distributions, but in the meantime I thought I’d show two more interesting comparisons. The first compares the 2016-2021 distribution of top-5 econ journals’ annual […]

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Review of Economic Studies

Some statistics about female authors in academia

Today, I again used data from the literature tracking tool Academic Sequitur, this time to examine some gender patterns in publishing across fields. I took article data from 2018-2020 and estimated the share of female authorships for 38 different research fields, as determined by the field of each journal.* I excluded names that could not […]

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Who is publishing in AER: Insights? An update

Over a year ago, I wrote a post tabulating the share of AER: Insights authors who have also published in a top-5 journal*. (The answer was 67%, significantly higher than most other journals, except those that generally solicit papers, like the Journal of Economic Literature.) Now that AER: Insights is in its second year of […]

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Review of Economic Studies

Where do men and women economists publish?

We all know that economics is a male-dominated discipline on average. But how does the representation of women look across different journals? Armed with Academic Sequitur* article metadata (going back to around 2000), I determined the genders of 82% of all authors in the data and calculated the prevalence of male authors by journal for […]

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What publishes in top-5 economics journals?

Part I: agricultural economics, lab experiments, field experiments & economics of education Most of us have a sense that it is more difficult to get certain topics published in the top 5 economics journals (American Economic Review, Econometrica, Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, and Review of Economic Studies), but there is not […]

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