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Latest Impact Factor figures from Elsevier's Economics and Finance Journals

We are pleased to bring you the latest Impact Factor figures from Elsevier's Economics and Finance journals. Highlights include...

journal cover imageJournal Of Public Economics
2009 Impact Factor
WAS
1.236
2010 Impact Factor
NOW
1.732
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journal cover imageJournal Of Banking & Finance
2009 Impact Factor
WAS
1.908
2010 Impact Factor
NOW
2.731
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journal cover imageJournal Of Urban Economics
2009 Impact Factor
WAS
1.914
2010 Impact Factor
NOW
2.892
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Listed by highest Impact Factor
Journal title2010 Impact Factor
Journal Of Financial Economics3.810
Journal Of Environmental Economics And Management2.989
Journal of Accounting & Economics2.817
Social Science & Medicine2.742
Energy Economics2.449
Economics And Human Biology2.438
Journal Of Health Economics2.234
International Journal of Production Economics1.988
Journal Of Econometrics1.815
Journal Of International Economics1.788
Resource And Energy Economics1.778
Journal Of Development Economics1.747
Journal Of Monetary Economics1.654
World Development1.612
Journal Of Corporate Finance1.523
Journal Of Economic Psychology1.358
Review Of Economic Dynamics1.259
Explorations In Economic History1.222
Journal Of Financial Intermediation1.200
Insurance Mathematics & Economics1.178
European Economic Review1.162
Journal Of Economic Dynamics & Control1.117
Journal Of Economic Theory1.112
Journal Of Financial Markets1.102
Economics Of Education Review1.066
Games And Economic Behavior1.017
Resources Policy1.000
China Economic Review0.947
Journal Of Economic Behavior & Organization0.922
Journal Of Policy Modeling0.911
Regional Science And Urban Economics0.892
Journal Of International Money And Finance0.836
Journal Of Comparative Economics0.835
Labour Economics0.783
International Journal Of Industrial Organization0.731
Journal Of Housing Economics0.714
Information Economics And Policy0.706
Journal Of Macroeconomics0.678
Economic Modelling0.601
Journal of Mathematical Economics0.549
Economics Letters0.449
Journal Of The Japanese And International Economies0.444
Japan And The World Economy0.414
Finance Research Letters0.314
International Review Of Law And Economics0.300

Calculating Impact Factors

WHAT IS AN IMPACT FACTOR?
The journal impact factor is a measure of the frequency with which the average article in a journal has been cited in a particular year. The impact factor helps you evaluate a journal's relative importance, especially when you compare it to others in the same field. The impact factor is calculated by dividing the number of citations in the current year to items published in the two previous years by the total number of items published in the two previous years.

Using Journal X as an example:
Cites in 2010 to items published in: 2009
2008
Sum
= 258
= 199
= 457
Number of items published in: 2009
2008
Sum
= 116
= 71
= 187
Calculation: Cites to recent items 457 = 2.444
Number of recent items 187

The 2010 Impact Factor for Journal X is 2.444

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