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About the Journal

The aims of the Journal of Economic Geography are to redefine and reinvigorate the intersection between economics and geography, and to provide a world-class journal in the field. The journal is steered by a distinguished team of Editors and an Editorial Board, drawn equally from the two disciplines. It publishes original academic research and discussion of the highest scholarly standard in the field of 'economic geography' broadly defined. Submitted papers are refereed, and are evaluated on the basis of their creativity, quality of scholarship, and contribution to advancing understanding of the geographic nature of economic systems and global economic change.

Oxford Journals is pleased to announce that for the sixth consecutive year JOEG has ranked as one of the most-cited journals in the field.

The 2010 ISI Social Science Citation Index has ranked JOEG as -

Impact factor: 3.662
5-year IF: 4.487

Ranking by IF:
In Geography: 3rd (of 65)
In Economics: 11th (of 304)

These results confirm our belief that no institution teaching courses in these areas should be without a subscription to this exciting new multidisciplinary journal.

"The Journal of Economic Geography is one of the most exciting new developments in the field of urban and regional economics. It is setting a high standard for publishing bold research and pushing forward our understanding of the economics of location." Professor Edward Glaeser, Harvard University

"The Journal of Economic Geography is an exciting new venture which exploits the synergies between geographers and economists. It is an excellent mechanism to foster information spillovers across these inter-related disciplines and to promote spatial analysis more generally." Professor Vernon Henderson, Brown University

"The Journal of Economic Geography represents a major milestone in bringing together much of the best current work in economic geography by both economists and geographers." Professor Allen Scott, Department of Policy Studies and Department of Geography, and Director, Center for Globalization and Policy Research, UCLA

Abstracting and Indexing Services

Journal of Economic Geography now covered by:

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All Russian Institute of Scientific and Technical Information
Current Contents® /Social and Behavioral Sciences
Environmental Science and Pollution Management
Geographical Abstracts
Journal Citation Reports /Social Sciences Edition
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Social Sciences Citation Index®
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Submission of Papers

Papers should be submitted to either of the two managing editors on the basis of disciplinary affiliation or location. They should be written in English, of no more than 8000 words, and be preceded by a brief abstract. For more detailed instructions on submitting papers, please visit Instructions to Authors.

Books for Review

The Journal of Economic Geography also reviews selected books in the field of 'economic geography' broadly defined. Potential books for review by the Journal should be sent to the Book Review Editor listed in the most recent issue of the journal or the editorial board page of the journal's website.


YearImpact FactorSsi: EconomicsSsi: Geography
20122.60023 out of 3326 out of 72
20113.26111 out of 3205 out of 73
20103.66211 out of 3043 out of 65
20093.9375 out of 2451 out of 61
20082.9328 out of 2095 out of 51
20072.6798 out of 1915 out of 44
20062.5198 out of 1754 out of 39

This information is taken from the Journal Citation Reports, published annually as part of the Social Science Citation Index by ISI.

Impact factor: 2.600

5-Yr impact factor: 3.955

Ranking by Impact Factor:
In Geography: 6th (of 72)
In Economics: 23rd (of 332)


Harald Bathelt
Kristian Behrens
William Kerr
Neil Wrigley