Citation Patterns in the Finance Literature
Kee H. Chung
State University of New York at Buffalo - School of Management
Raymond A.K. Cox
University of Northern British Columbia
John B. Mitchell
Central Michigan University - Department of Finance and Law
October 3, 2000
Out of a total of 12,637 individuals who published at least one article in the leading finance journals over the past 25 years, the top 1% (10%) account for more than one third (three quarters) of the number of citations to articles published in these journals. In contrast, nearly one half of the authors have been cited only once. These results indicate that a few prominent researchers dominate citation in the top finance journals. We explain these empirical regularities using a stochastic model of citation.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 24
Keywords: citations, concentration, stochastic process
Date posted: December 20, 2000
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