From an update* to the Journal of the European Economic Association's journal ranking paper** comes more evidence that JEEM is slipping (here is a post on the prior evidence and some quarter-baked theories on why). Here is a list of the top 5 journals (the usual suspects) and then the rankings of the journals that (U.S.) environmental economists might be most interested in (I've included the U.S. based aggie journals but not the international aggie journals):
1. American Economic Review
2. Quarterly Journal of Economics
4. Journal of Political Economy
5. Review of Economic Studies
59. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management
78. American Journal of Agricultural Economics
85. Environmental and Resource Economics
86. Ecological Economics
87. Energy Journal
92. Land Economics
105. Energy Economics
111. Resource and Energy Economics
145. Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics
*Pantelis Kalaitzidakis, Theofanis P. Manuneas and Stengos, An Updated Ranking of Academic Journals in Economics, The Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis, WP 10-15, April 2010, http://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:rim:rimwps:15_10.
**Kalaitzidakis, P., Mamuneas,. T. and Stengos, T. 2003, Rankings of Academic Journals and Institutions in Economics, Journal of the European Economic Association, 1, 1346-1366, http://ideas.repec.org/a/tpr/jeurec/v1y2003i6p1346-1366.html.