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World Development

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Impact Score* 3.3

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Research Impact Score*: 3.3
Impact Factor: 6.678
Citescore: 10.9
SCIMAGO SJR: 2.504
SCIMAGO H-index: 206
Research Ranking (Business and Management) 397
Research Ranking (Economics and Finance) 10
Research Ranking (Law and Political Science) 20
Research Ranking (Business and Management) 320
Research Ranking (Economics and Finance) 21
Research Ranking (Political Science) 26
Number of Best scientists*: 32
Documents by best scientists*: 38

Journal Information

ISSN: 0305-750X
Publisher: Elsevier
Editors-in-Chief: Jampel Dell’Angelo

Overview

Top Research Topics at World Development?

The scientific interests tackled in World Development are Economic growth, Developing country, Development economics, Poverty and Agriculture. Issues in Economic growth were discussed, taking into consideration concepts from other disciplines like Livelihood, Rural area, Latin Americans, Government and Politics. Some problems in Developing country that were presented in the journal overlapped with concepts under Public economics, International trade and International economics.

Agriculture and Agricultural economics are closely related fields of research discussed in World Development.

  • Economic growth (22.41%)
  • Developing country (17.74%)
  • Development economics (14.76%)

What are the most cited papers published in the journal?

  • Returns to investment in education: A global update (2308 citations)
  • Enchantment and Disenchantment: The Role of Community in Natural Resource Conservation (2114 citations)
  • The Rise and Fall of the Environmental Kuznets Curve (2047 citations)

Research areas of the most cited articles at World Development:

The most cited papers focus on Economic growth, Developing country, Development economics, Poverty and Agriculture. The published papers with studies in Economic growth featured incorporate elements of Livelihood, Rural area, Government, Sustainability and Politics. The most cited publications deal with Developing country in conjunction with International economics and similar fields in Foreign direct investment.

What topics the last edition of the journal is best known for?

  • World War II
  • Law
  • China

The previous edition focused in particular on these issues:

World Development aims to foster the development of research in Demographic economics, Context (language use), Economic growth, Development economics and Latin Americans. The studies on Demographic economics discussed can also contribute to research in the domains of Cash, Low and middle income countries, Entrepreneurship and Refugee. It facilitates discussions on Context (language use) that incorporate concepts from other fields like Land titling, Land tenure, Formality, Coca and Criticism.

In the journal, Workfare, Public health and Peasant are investigated in conjunction with one another to address concerns in Economic growth research. The journal explores research in Poverty and overlapping concepts in Resource mobilization, Kenya, Profit (economics) and Agriculture to expand the discourse in Development economics. World Development focuses on Latin Americans but the discussions also offer insight into other areas such as Developing country, Demography and Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

The most cited articles from the last journal are:

  • The ‘Sustainable Public Health Index’: What if public health and sustainable development are compatible? (1 citations)
  • Coastal dilemma: Climate change, public assistance and population displacement (0 citations)
  • Starting points matter: Cash plus training effects on youth entrepreneurship, skills, and resilience during an epidemic (0 citations)

Papers citation over time

A key indicator for each journal is its effectiveness in reaching other researchers with the papers published at that venue.

The chart below presents the interquartile range (first quartile 25%, median 50% and third quartile 75%) of the number of citations of articles over time.

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The top authors publishing in World Development (based on the number of publications) are:

  • Christopher B. Barrett (34 papers) absent at the last edition,
  • Guy Gran (34 papers) absent at the last edition,
  • Paul Streeten (30 papers) absent at the last edition,
  • Klaus Deininger (23 papers) absent at the last edition,
  • Sanjaya Lall (22 papers) absent at the last edition.

The overall trend for top authors publishing in this journal is outlined below. The chart shows the number of publications at each edition of the journal for top authors.

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Only papers with recognized affiliations are considered

The top affiliations publishing in World Development (based on the number of publications) are:

  • World Bank (494 papers) published 1 paper at the last edition, 13 less than at the previous edition,
  • International Food Policy Research Institute (227 papers) absent at the last edition,
  • University of Oxford (197 papers) absent at the last edition,
  • Harvard University (155 papers) absent at the last edition,
  • University of Sussex (145 papers) absent at the last edition.

The overall trend for top affiliations publishing in this journal is outlined below. The chart shows the number of publications at each edition of the journal for top affiliations.

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Publication chance based on affiliation

The publication chance index shows the ratio of articles published by the best research institutions in the journal edition to all articles published within that journal. The best research institutions were selected based on the largest number of articles published during all editions of the journal.

The chart below presents the percentage ratio of articles from top institutions (based on their ranking of total papers).Top affiliations were grouped by their rank into the following tiers: top 1-10, top 11-20, top 21-50, and top 51+. Only articles with a recognized affiliation are considered.

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During the most recent 2022 edition, 40.91% of publications had an unrecognized affiliation. Out of the publications with recognized affiliations, 15.38% were posted by at least one author from the top 10 institutions publishing in the journal. Another 0.00% included authors affiliated with research institutions from the top 11-20 affiliations. Institutions from the 21-50 range included 30.77% of all publications and 53.85% were from other institutions.

Returning Authors Index

A very common phenomenon observed among researchers publishing scientific articles is the intentional selection of journals they have already attended in the past. In particular, it is worth analyzing the case when the authors participate in the same journal from year to year.

The Returning Authors Index presented below illustrates the ratio of authors who participated in both a given as well as the previous edition of the journal in relation to all participants in a given year.

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Returning Institution Index

The graph below shows the Returning Institution Index, illustrating the ratio of institutions that participated in both a given and the previous edition of the conference in relation to all affiliations present in a given year.

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The experience to innovation index

Our experience to innovation index was created to show a cross-section of the experience level of authors publishing in a journal. The index includes the authors publishing at the last edition of a journal, grouped by total number of publications throughout their academic career (P) and the total number of citations of these publications ever received (C).

The group intervals were selected empirically to best show the diversity of the authors' experiences, their labels were selected as a convenience, not as judgment. The authors were divided into the following groups:

  • Novice - P < 5 or C < 25 (the number of publications less than 5 or the number of citations less than 25),
  • Competent - P < 10 or C < 100 (the number of publications less than 10 or the number of citations less than 100),
  • Experienced - P < 25 or C < 625 (the number of publications less than 25 or the number of citations less than 625),
  • Master - P < 50 or C < 2500 (the number of publications less than 50 or the number of citations less than 2500),
  • Star - P ≥ 50 and C ≥ 2500 (both the number of publications greater than 50 and the number of citations greater than 2500).

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The chart below illustrates experience levels of first authors in cases of publications with multiple authors.

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Best Scientists who published in this Journal

Martin Ravallion

Martin Ravallion

Georgetown University

Publications: 6

Stephan Klasen

Stephan Klasen

University of Göttingen

Publications: 6

Matin Qaim

Matin Qaim

University of Bonn

Publications: 5

Robert Lensink

Robert Lensink

University of Groningen

Publications: 4

Lukas Menkhoff

Lukas Menkhoff

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Publications: 3

Jean-Philippe Platteau

Jean-Philippe Platteau

University of Namur

Publications: 3

Edward B. Barbier

Edward B. Barbier

Colorado State University

Publications: 3

Bart Minten

Bart Minten

International Food Policy Research Institute

Publications: 3

Christopher B. Barrett

Christopher B. Barrett

Cornell University

Publications: 3

Andreas Kotsadam

Andreas Kotsadam

University of Oslo

Publications: 3

Bina Agarwal

Bina Agarwal

University of Manchester

Publications: 2

Andrés Rodríguez-Pose

Andrés Rodríguez-Pose

London School of Economics and Political Science

Publications: 2

Agnes R. Quisumbing

Agnes R. Quisumbing

International Food Policy Research Institute

Publications: 2

J. Edward Taylor

J. Edward Taylor

University of California, Davis

Publications: 2

Xinshen Diao

Xinshen Diao

International Food Policy Research Institute

Publications: 2

Ashok K. Mishra

Ashok K. Mishra

Arizona State University

Publications: 2

*The metrics for this journal are compiled based on the data for scientists listed under Economics and Finance