The Econometrics Journal Newsletter 10: Impact Factor Rises to 2.139


The Journal Impact Factor (JIF) of The Econometrics Journal increased to 2.139, which takes it ahead of its direct competitors in econometrics.* This newly released 2019 JIF measures the impact of publications in 2017 and 2018 and therefore is the first that may reflect the Journal‘s 2017 shift in editorial policy towards applied value and quick review. We are very pleased that this first evidence reflects so favorably on the current editorial policy and will continue our efforts to firmly establish The Econometrics Journal as a leading outlet for research in econometrics.

To celebrate the increased and high JIF, Oxford University Press (OUP) provides free online access to some recent high-impact papers. These include some of the main contributors to the 2019 JIF, but also articles that are newly garnering attention, such as

Another source of complimentary content is the Editors’ Choice of lead articles, which include

You may also want to revisit the inaugural Virtual Issue on the Econometrics of Treatment Effects, as we have just added two papers on regression discontinuity designs, including

Finally, there are exciting new papers to look forward to. Co-editor John Rust and guest editors Fedor Iskhakov and Bertel Schjerning prepared a Special Issue on Methodology and Applications of Structural Dynamic Models and Machine Learning, arising from the eponymous 2018 conference in Copenhagen. We also foresee the publication of Special Issues related to the Special Sessions on Structural Macroeconometrics (with contributions by Barbara Rossi and Marco del Negro) and the Econometrics of Panel Data (Ivan Fernandez-Val and Bo Honoré) at the past two Royal Economic Society (RES) conferences. Visit the journal content page to access accepted but unpublished papers (Advance Articles) and all other content. You can also sign up for email alerts from OUP.

We hope to add some of your best research in econometrics to this content in the near future. By submitting to The Econometrics Journal, you will not only benefit from the exposure of your work in a high-impact journal on the rise, but also from fast review and publication. The Editors continue to handle new submissions in line with the Journal‘s policy to screen within 7 days, review within three months, and avoid major and multiple revisions (see Section 4.2 of our 2019 Annual Report). Accepted papers are pubished online as soon as their replication packages have passed inspection. To avoid undue delay in their subsequent inclusion in print issues, we are currently increasing the number of papers per issue to match the increases in submissions and acceptances.

The 2019 Annual Report reviews many of the other developments at The Econometrics Journal since the last Newsletter. Recent highlights (with 2020 updates) include the following.

  • Raffaella Giacomini (UCL) joined as as Associate Editor from 1 January 2020. Raffaella is Professor of Economics at University College London. She brings key expertise in time series econometrics, macroeconometrics, and empirical macroeconomics to the Journal.
  • Matt Goldman (Facebook) and David M. Kaplan (U Missouri) were awarded our 2018 Denis Sargan Econometric Prize.
  • At the 2019 RES conference, James Heckman presented the first Sargan lecture under its new remit linking it to The Econometrics Journal. We expect to publish this lecture in 2021. Guido Imbens has agreed to give the 2021 Sargan lecture.
  • With the 2020 RES conference, both Serena Ng’s Sargan lecture and the Journal‘s Special Session on the Econometrics of Dynamic Discrete Choice (Victor Aguirregabiria and Martin Pesendorfer) were cancelled. We hope and expect to reschedule these events in the near future.

On behalf of The Econometrics Journal, I wish you a happy, healthy, and productive second half of 2020!

Kind regards,

Jaap Abbring
Managing Editor



* The Econometrics Journal‘s 2019 JIF (2.139) is above that of the Journal of Applied Econometrics (1.901), the Journal of Financial Econometrics (1.595), the Journal of Econometrics (1.577), Quantitative Economics (1.271), Econometric Theory (1.170), and Econometric Reviews (0.933). Of the journals that primarily publish econometrics, only the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics (2.935) has a higher 2019 JIF (Journal Citation Reports, Clarivate Analytics, 2020).

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