Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Citation patterns in top finance journals

Herewith an SSRN download from MoneyLaw's electronic mailbag:

Edwin D. Maberly & Raylene M. Pierce, Citation Patterns within the Leading Top-Tier Finance Journals: Implications for Journal Rankings and Other Issues:
This paper examines all citations and self-citations to a list of 94 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 94 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 counterparts in finance. . . .
J.D., Ph.D., M.B.A. Different credentials, different communities, same customs.


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