General & Rankings

The Journal of Population Economics is an international quarterly that publishes original theoretical and applied research in all areas of population economics.

Micro-level topics examine individual, household or family behavior, including household formation, marriage, divorce, fertility choices, education, labor supply, migration, health, risky behavior and aging. Macro-level investigations may address such issues as economic growth with exogenous or endogenous population evolution, population policy, savings and pensions, social security, housing, and health care.

The journal also features research into economic approaches to human biology, the relationship between population dynamics and public choice, and the impact of population on the distribution of income and wealth. Lastly, readers will find papers dealing with policy issues and development problems that are relevant to population issues.

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SSCI IMPACT FACTOR (IF): 3.3 (2023) from 6.1 (2022) – 5/49 in Demography & 101/597 in Economics in 2023.
IF is calculated as citations in 2023 to Web of Science indexed items published in 2021 & 2022 divided by the number of citable items in 2021 & 2022.
SSCI 5-Year Impact Factor: 4.1 (2023) from 5.0 (2022)
SSCI Journal Citation Indicator (JCI): 1.79 (2023) from 2.13 (2022). JoPE has 79% more citation impact than the average in its category in 2023.
Rank by JCI. Demography: 2/49 (2023) Q1 from 1/49 (2022); Economics: 45/600 (2023) Q1 from 24/581 (2022)
CiteScore (Scopus): 9.6 (2023) from 9.2 (2022); 3/139, Q1 in Demography & 64/716, Q1 in Economics and Econometrics in 2023. CiteScore 2023 counts the citations received in 2020-2023 to articles, reviews, conference papers, book chapters and data papers published in 2020-2023, and divides this by the number of publications published in 2020-2023.
SJR (Scimago Journal Rank): 2.7 (2023) from 3.0 (2022)
RePEc Simple Inpact Factor: 19.807 (June 2024), Rank 92 of 4,104 journals

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