What do WE think are the most important journals in regional science?

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This paper reports the results of a survey among regional scientists about what are the most important journals in the discipline. The survey has been conducted online and generated 740 responses. The paper shows strong consensus among the regional science community about the top journals in the discipline. Particularly the top position is almost always occupied by the same journal, irrespective of the method we apply, or the way we subdivide our sample. Marked differences can only be found between countries, particularly between European countries on the one side and the US and Japan on the other. When we correlate our results with the impact factors of the journals, we cannot find a strong positive correlation. Correlation coefficients are small and most of the time negative.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationVienna
PublisherInstitut für Regional- und Umweltwirtschaft, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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