Citation patterns within the leading top-tier finance journals implications for journal rankings and other issues

Maberly, Edwin D. and Pierce, Raylene M. 2008, Citation patterns within the leading top-tier finance journals implications for journal rankings and other issues, in FMA 2008 : Proceedings of the 2008 Financial Management Association annual meeting, FMA, [Grapevine,Tex.], pp. 1-36.

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Title Citation patterns within the leading top-tier finance journals implications for journal rankings and other issues
Author(s) Maberly, Edwin D.
Pierce, Raylene M.
Conference name Financial Management Association. Meeting (2008 : Grapevine, Texas)
Conference location Grapevine, Texas
Conference dates 8-11 October 2008
Title of proceedings FMA 2008 : Proceedings of the 2008 Financial Management Association annual meeting
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2008
Conference series Financial Management Association Meeting
Start page 1
End page 36
Publisher FMA
Place of publication [Grapevine,Tex.]
Summary This paper examines all citations and self-citations to a list of 95 finance journals appearing in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics and Review of Financial Studies from 1995 through 2005. Additionally, the publication profile of 100 prolific authors in top-tier finance journals is tabulated for these 95 journals. Citations to non-finance journals in economics and accounting are also tabulated for comparison with their finance counterpart along with working papers. Six ranking schemes are constructed with each scheme identifying the top fifty finance journals. Citations to finance journals are highly concentrated within ten journals and similarly for self-citations. Authors of papers appearing in top-tier finance journals pay scant attention to the bulk of research published in other finance journals. Furthermore, these authors cite other economic journals with greater frequency than their counterpart in finance. Of the top fifty finance journals identified in this paper, only 21 are listed in Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), and this compares to approximately 500 listed economic journals. Some glaring omissions from SSCI are identified, but most notably the Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Journal of Financial Research, Journal of Empirical Finance and Journal of Fixed Income. An analysis of 2006 citations patterns is also presented. The top-tier mantra assigned to finance journals has a void with the decision by the Journal of Business to cease publication with the November 2006 issue. This paper identifies five finance journals anyone of which could potentially fill the void.
Language eng
Field of Research 150201 Finance
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30023926

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
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