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About the Journal

The World Bank journals enjoy the largest circulation of any economics title; the Research Observer is freely distributed to more than 9,100 subscribers in non-OECD countries.

The World Bank Research Observer seeks to inform nonspecialist readers about research being undertaken within the Bank and outside the Bank in areas of economics relevant for development policy. Requiring only a minimal background in economic analysis, its surveys and overviews of key issues in development economics research are intended for policymakers, project officers, journalists keeping up to date, and teachers and students of development economics and related disciplines. Papers for the Observer are not sent out to referees, but all articles published are assessed and approved by the Editorial Board, which includes three to four distinguished economists from outside the Bank. The Observer has nearly 1,500 subscribers in OECD countries and nearly 10,000 subscribers in developing countries.

IMPACT FACTOR AND RANKING

Year Impact Factor Ssi: Economics Ssi: Planning & Development
2014 1.190 112 out of 333 24 out of 55
2013 2.100 47 out of 332 6 out of 55
2012 2.045 45 out of 332 8 out of 55
2011 1.409 75 out of 320 16 out of 54
2010 1.474 65 out of 304 11 out of 47
2009 1.474 50 out of 245 8 out of 44
2008 0.650 125 out of 209 29 out of 43
2007 1.700 16 out of 191 3 out of 38
2006 2.700 7 out of 175 1 out of 37

This information is taken from the Journal Citation Reports, published annually as part of the Social Science Citation Index by ISI.


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