Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik
Journal of Economics and Statistics
Editor-in-Chief: Winker, Peter
Ed. by Franz, Wolfgang / Riphahn, Regina / Smolny, Werner / Wagner, Joachim
6 Issues per year
IMPACT FACTOR increased in 2015: 0.258
5-year IMPACT FACTOR: 0.320
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2015: 0.151
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2015: 0.400
Impact per Publication (IPP) 2015: 0.250
Data Observer Articles – freely accessible:
Aims and Scope
The Journal of Economics and Statistics (Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik) is a scientific journal published in Germany since 1863.
The Journal of Economics and Statistics publishes papers in all fields of economics and applied statistics. A specific focus is on papers combining theory with empirical analyses.
Papers providing conclusions for economic policy in Europe are particularly welcome. Nevertheless, distinguished papers dealing exlusively with economic theory, empirical models, or economic history, will not be excluded from consideration.
The editors invite replication studies focusing on the robustness of empirical findings.
The section Data Observer presents articles on data sets available for empirical research and institutions providing research data. The journal also publishes special issues, short comments, and book reviews.
Journal of Economics and Statistics now also available through JSTOR
Articles published in the Journal of Economics and Statistics are now also available through JSTOR. Depending on the locally available licences and the date of publication of the article access to full texts might be available.
Besides JSTOR online access is also possible through EconLit (EBSCO), WISO and the online access provided by the publisher. All articles published since 1999 are also listed in EconPapers with links to EconLit and WISO.
- English, German
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Submission of Manuscripts
Instructions for Authors
Manuscript editing standards
Preceding the text, the following details are to be listed on the manuscript in the following order: (1) title in English language, (2) author name(s) and indication of institution and place, (3) JEL-classification, (4) keywords in English language.
Manuscripts (text in Word or LaTeX, formulas in LaTeX) should be submitted on http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jbnst
Attachments to the Manuscript
The following attachments are required upon submission:
- two English summaries (a longer version of about 200 words for reprint, the shorter one with no more than 100 words to be forwarded to the Journal of Economic Literature),
- a bibliography. Please attach in direct sequence to the bibliography the author’s complete reference address, telephone, fax, and e-mail.
Citations, Footnotes, Bibliography
- Citation specifications: (1) Citations in the running text: Steiner and Wagner (1998: 5) or (Steiner/Wagner 1998: 110ff.), (2) citations in a footnote: Steiner and Wagner (1998: 86ff.) or (Steiner/Wagner: 110ff.); if there are more than three authors: Boucekkine et al. 2002: 53f.).
Several citations within parantheses should be separated by semicolon: (Steiner/Wagner 1998; Spengler 2004).
- Footnote numerals in the text appearing at the end of a sentence or clause are placed behind the punctuation mark. Footnotes in the main title or with the author’s name use the star symbol (*). All other footnotes in the text use superscript Arabic numerals (1).
- The bibliography is to be edited according to the following samples:
Strecker, H., R. Wiegert (1989), Wirtschaftsstatistische Daten und ökonomische Realität.
Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik, Bd. 206: 487-509.
Freeman, R.B, E.P. Lazear (1995), An Economic Analysis of Works Councils. Pp. 27-52
in: J. Rogers, W. Streeck (eds.), Work Councils: Consultation, Representation, and
Cooperation in Industrial Relations. Chicago/London.
Spengler, H. (2004), Ursachen und Kosten der Kriminalität in Deutschland – drei
empirische Untersuchungen [Dissertation]. Can be downloaded at:
(webpage dated 11.11.2005, last retrieved 24.09.2006).
- Please use for numbers in your text, tables and graphs the correct German and english notation, depending on the language of your paper.
German: 10,8 / 5.000.000 English: 10.8 / 5,000,000
Figures (printer’s copy)
- For accepted papers, all figures have to be sent as separate files in eps- or pdf-format.
- Grids are to be avoided.
Further instructions can be found in the instructions for authors in each issue of the Journal for Economics and Statistics.
The Journal of Economics and Statistics also publishes book reviews. The editors invite authors for the review of selected books. The length of book reviews is typically between 0,5 and 3 manuscript pages. Book reviews can be submitted as Word- or LaTeX-document.
They should also include the following information:
- The heading should include the title of the book, the publisher, year of publication, number of pages, price and ISBN (including the dashes)
- The reviewers’ adress
The editors of the Journal of Economics and Statistics try to provide a fast first feedback to the authors of submitted manuscripts. Nevertheless, screening and reviewing of the submissions requires some time.
In 2009, the median time until the first feedback to the authors amounted to 86,5 days, while the 90 percent quantile was slightly below five months.
If the authors are invited to resubmit a revised version of their paper, this revision usually should be provided within three months.
A Brief History of the Journal of Economics and Statistics
1863 – 1877: Bruno Hildebrand
The Journal of Economics and Statistics ("Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik") was established in 1862 by Bruno Hildebrand, one of the main representatives of the older school of German historical economics. Hildebrand was a professor in Jena and (co-)directed the department of economics there. He also founded and headed a regional statistical office and co-founded "Verein für Socialpolitik" (the leading association of German-speaking economists today).
1878 – 1915: Johannes Conrad
Johannes Conrad aimed at positioning the journal not only as a scientific platform but also as a link between science, interested practitioners and policy-makers. He believed that the science of economics had the important task of providing results that were of practical relevance.
1915 – 1933: Ludwig Elster
Ludwig Elster, one of Conrad's former postdoctoral students who later became a Prussian ministerial official, took over as editor after Conrad's death. Elster had already been in close and active contact with the journal before. Through the turmoil of war and hyperinflation, the journal underwent a substantial reduction in its number of pages – as did all journals at the time.
1934 – 1942: Otto von Zwiedineck-Südenhorst with Gerhard Albrecht
Germany's new rulers imposed a change of editors on the publisher. Otto Zwiedineck Edler von Südenhorst, the director of the seminar for statistics and actuarial science at the university of Munich, and Gerhard Albrecht, who had close links to the journal, continued the journal's respectable scientific work. The editors resigned in late 1942 to keep the journal from being subjected to censorship.
1943 – 1967/68: Friedrich Lütge and Erich Preiser
Friedrich Lütge and the publisher conducted difficult negotiations in Berlin to continue publication with independently selected editors. In 1943 and 1944 two volumes were published before the journal was eventually banned. Only in 1949 could the journal be published again, after major changes for the publisher (expropriation of the original publishing house in Jena and relocation to Stuttgart, publication by Gustav Fischer from 1953, now Lucius & Lucius). Erich Preiser died in August 1967, and Friedrich Lütge had to take his leave from the journal for health reasons in May 1968.
1968 – 1982: Knut Borchardt, Alfred E. Ott and Heinrich Strecker
The new editors were cleverly chosen: Knut Borchardt was Lütge’s student; Alfred E. Ott was Preiser’s student; and Heinrich Strecker, a statistician who had studied with Oskar Anderson sen., joined the editorial team. Under their guidance the Journal of Economics and Statistics developed well.
1983 – 1994: Alfred E. Ott with Heinrich Strecker, Heinz Lampert, Alois Oberhauser and Adolf Wagner
Knut Borchardt resigned from his editorial activities in late 1982. This afforded the opportunity to have Heinz Lampert, Alois Oberhauser and Adolf Wagner join the editorial board. Alfred E. Ott’s sudden death in 1994 was a turning point for the editors.
1995 – 2005: Adolf Wagner with Heinrich Strecker, Wolfgang Eichhorn (interim), Wolfgang Franz, Gerhard Kleinhenz, Heinz Lampert, Werner Neubauer, Alois Oberhauser (until 2000), Peter Stahlecker (since 1999), Dietmar Wellisch (since 1999)
Adolf Wagner took over Alfred E. Ott's role of managing editor in 1995. In agreement with the publisher, Lucius & Lucius, the editorial board was expanded by including further co-editors, as did many scientific journals at the time.
2005 – 2007: Wolfgang Franz with Gerhard Kleinhenz, Werner Smolny, Peter Stahlecker, Adolf Wagner, Joachim Wagner, Dietmar Wellisch and Peter Winker and the newly established advisory board
As managing editor, Wolfgang Franz put more emphasis on scientific contributions linking a strong theoretical foundation to empirical analysis. Furthermore, the journal now covered new research areas in special issues.
2008 – today: Peter Winker with Wolfgang Franz, Gerhard Kleinhenz (until 2008), Werner Smolny, Peter Stahlecker, Adolf Wagner (until 2011), Joachim Wagner und Dietmar Wellisch (until 2010) and the advisory board.
A more detailed description of the period before 1985 can be found in the main index of the Journal of Economics and Statistics, volume 202, 1986, pp. 1 – 51.
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