Journal of Economic Literature

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Journal of Economic Literature  
Former names
Journal of Economic Abstracts
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
J. Econ. Lit.
Discipline Economics
Language English
Edited by Steven Durlauf
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Quarterly
ISSN 0022-0515
LCCN 73646621
OCLC no. 01788942
JSTOR 00220515

The Journal of Economic Literature is a peer-reviewed academic journal, published by the American Economic Association, that surveys the academic literature in economics. It was established in 1963 as the Journal of Economic Abstracts,[1][2] and is currently one of the highest ranked journals in economics.[3] As a review journal, it mainly features essays and reviews of recent economic theories (as opposed to the latest research). The editor-in-chief is Steven Durlauf.[1]

The journal originated a widely used classification system for publications in the field of economics.

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  1. ^ a b Journal of Economic Literature: About JEL, retrieved 6 May 2011.
  2. ^ "Journal of Economic Abstracts". JSTOR. American Economic Association. Retrieved December 17, 2010. 
  3. ^ IDEAS/RePEc Simple Impact Factors for Journals

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