The research summaries in the September 2012 issue of the IMF Research Bulletin are "Surges in Capital Flows: Why History Repeats Itself" (by Mahvash S. Qureshi) and "The LIC-BRIC Linkage: Growth Spillovers" (by Issouf Samake, Yongzheng Yang, and Catherine Pattillo). The Q&A covers "Seven Questions on Monetary Transmission in Low-Income Countries" (by Prachi Mishra and Peter Montiel). "Conversations with a Visiting Scholar" features an interview with IMF Fellow Olivier Coibion. Also included in this issue are details on the IMF Fellowship Program, visiting scholars at the IMF, a listing of recently published IMF Working Papers and Staff Discussion Notes, and an announcement on IMF Economic Review's first Impact Factor.
In June, IMF Economic Review received its first Impact Factor—2.100—with the release of Thomson Reuters’ latest Journal Citation Reports (JCR). This is a notable achievement for a journal that only published its first issue in August 2010.
Olivier Blanchard, the IMF’s Economic Counsellor, commented: “We are very pleased with this outcome. It is very hard to introduce a new journal and get it so fast on the map.”
IMF Economic Review was ranked 39th (out of 320 journals) in the Economics category and 9th (out of 80 journals) in the Business and Finance category. The rank-in-category is based on the journal impact factor.
IMF Economic Review is fast realizing its potential to become an outlet that competes with the top business and economic journals in the field. Its Impact Factor score was either higher or comparable to Journal of International Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Monetary Economics, and Economic Policy. The JCR impact factor is a measure of the frequency with which the average article in a journal has been cited in a particular year or period.
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