Journal of Institutional Economics
A multi-disciplinary forum for research on economic institutions
JOIE is listed in Journal Citations Reports / Social Sciences Edition
and in Current Contents® Social and Behavioral Sciences
Publication in JOIE can bring huge visibility for your work. JOIE is widely available in its electronic version and many articles have already had high numbers of full text downloads. Subscriptions to the journal and full-text downloads are increasing rapidly and globally.
The hard copy circulation of the journal is higher than that of some well-known and long-established journals.
The Elinor Ostrom Prize of £1000 is awarded to the best article in JOIE in each calendar year.
The 2017 citation impact factor for JOIE in the Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thompson-Reuters) Social Sciences Citation Index® was 2.139 – its highest-ever level.
This is higher than several other established journals, including American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Business History, Cambridge Journal of Economics, History of Political Economy, Journal of Applied Economics, Journal of Economic Issues, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, Manchester School, Metroeconomica, and Review of Radical Political Economics.
For comparisons of the JOIE citation impact with that for other journals click HERE.
The current Clarivate Analytics impact factor is 1.827. According to SJR, the journal features in the top quartile of economics journals.
JOIE also has a citation impact ranking on the RePEc database. On this database, JOIE ranks higher than than several established journals including Theory and Decision, De Economist, Capitalism and Society, Australian Economic Papers, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Journal of Economics and Statistics, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, Feminist Economics, Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, Post-Communist Economies, Journal of Economic Studies, Comparative Economic Studies, Industry and Innovation, Review of Austrian Economics, Contributions to Political Economy, and the Atlantic Economic Journal.
A Fast and Efficient Reviewing Process
36% of submissions received so far were rejected by the editors without being sent out to referees.
33% of submissions received so far were rejected by the editors (in an original or revised form) after being sent out to referees.
23% of submissions received so far have been accepted by the editors in an original or revised form.
- With 59% of the original submissions that were sent out to referees, the authors were informed of a decision within 50 days.
- With 94% of the original submissions that were sent out to referees, the authors were informed of a decision within 90 days.
- With submissions that were rejected by the editors without being sent out to referees, almost all authors were informed of a decision within 10 days.
JOIE has served authors by providing a rapid decision in almost all cases. Unlike some other prestigious journals, you will not wait many months for a decision (unless we have exceptional difficulty finding suitable referees).
[Above data last updated 14 March 2021]