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About the Journal

The rise of the field of law and economics has been extremely rapid over the last 25 years. Among important developments of the 1990s has been the founding of the American Law and Economics Association . The creation and rapid expansion of the ALEA and the creation of parallel associations in Europe, Latin America, and Canada attest to the growing acceptance of the economic perspective on law by judges, practitioners, and policy-makers.

The Review is a refereed journal, published twice a year. It maintains the highest scholarly standards, and at the same time endeavours to publish international work that is accessible to the full range of membership in the ALEA, which includes practising lawyers, consulting economics and academic lawyers, and academic economists from around the world. The Review differs from other scholarly economic journals in particular, in that the Editors endeavour to make the material more easily accessible to non-academics.

Abstracting and Indexing Services

The American Law and Economics Review is covered by the following abstracting and indexing services:

Legal Trek
Legal Resource Index/LegalTrac
Index to Legal Periodicals & Books
Legal Journals Index
Journal of Economic Literature/EconLit
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RePEc (Research Papers in Economics)
Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
Social Sciences Citation Index®
The Standard Periodical Directory

Impact factor and ranking

Year Impact Factor Ssi: Economics Ssi: Law
2014 0.735 187 out of 333 69 out of 140
2013 0.788 165 out of 332 56 out of 131
2012 1.125 116 out of 332 44 out of 134
2011 1.143 100 out of 320 41 out of 134
2010 0.696 165 out of 304 73 out of 128

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