Journal of Economic Perspectives—Volume 32, Number 1—Winter 2018—Pages 219–220 Using JEP Articles as Course Readings? Tell Us About It! Probably the most common metric for judging the impact of an academic journal on the economic profession is the number of times that articles in that journal are cited. The Journal of Economic Perspectives does just fine by this measure. For example, according to the Journal Citation Reports, published by Thomson Reuters, the JEP ranked third in 2016 in “journal impact factor” among the 347 economic journals in the database. Thus, the articles published in the JEP seem to be widely cited and, by implication, widely read among research economists. But while research economists are the core constituency for JEP, this journal is a little different from standard refereed journals in that it aims to serve several addi- tional audiences. For example, we hope that some of the articles in the journal reach out to the policy community and inform the public debate on important economic policies. We also hope that JEP articles are useful for teaching and for students. In particular, we hope that our papers end up on reading lists and syllabuses, especially for undergraduate courses, and provide
Journal of Economic Perspectives – American Economic Association
Published: Feb 1, 2018
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