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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The Journal of Population Economics (JoPE) is a highly cited and influential journal.

SSCI IMPACT FACTOR: 6.1 (2022) from 4.7 (2021) & 2.8 (2020)
SSCI 5-Year Impact Factor: 5.0 (2022) 
from  4.2 (2021) & 3.3 (2020)
SSCI Journal Citation Indicator (JCI): 2.13 (2022)
 from 1.76 (2021). JoPE has 113% more citation impact than the average in its category.
Rank by JCI
: Demography: 1/49 (2022) Q1 from 2/50 (2021); Economics: 24/581 Q1 from 43/570 (2021)
CiteScore (Scopus): 9.2 (2022) 46/705, Q1 in Economics and Econometrics & 3/135, Q1 in Demography
CiteScore Rank in 2021: 76/809, Q1 in Economics and Econometrics & 3/124, Q1 in Demography
SJR (Scimago Journal Rank):
3.0 (2022) from 1.73 (2021) & 1.89 (2020)
SJR 2021: 89/693 , Q1 in Economics and Econometrics & 3/112, Q1 in Demography
RePEc FACTOR: 18.079 (May 2021), Rank 85 of 3,798

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Journal of Population Economics, c/o POP at UNU-MERIT
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