The Journal of Risk and Insurance: A 75-Year Historical Perspective

22 Pages Posted: 8 May 2008


This research provides a comprehensive historical analysis of articles published in The Journal of Risk and Insurance over the 75-year period from 1932 to 2006. Historical statistics are provided including the number of articles, number of authors per article, geographic location of contributors, leading contributors, author affiliation (industry or academic), the proportion of articles that are theoretical and empirical, and topics covered. Statistics relating to the entire 75-year period are provided as well as breakdowns by decade. The results indicate that the contributors to The Journal of Risk and Insurance have become more international over time, average article length and average number of authors per article have increased over time, and empirical articles appear more frequently than theoretical articles.

Suggested Citation

Weiss, Mary A. and Qiu, Joseph, The Journal of Risk and Insurance: A 75-Year Historical Perspective. Journal of Risk & Insurance, Vol. 75, Issue 2, pp. 253-274, June 2008. Available at SSRN: or

Mary A. Weiss (Contact Author)

Temple University ( email )

Fox School of Business and Management
1801 Liacouras Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19122
United States
215-204-1916 (Phone)


Joseph Qiu

JLT Re ( email )

The St Botolph Building, 138 Houndsditch
London, EC3A 7AW
United Kingdom

Here is the Coronavirus
related research on SSRN

Paper statistics

Abstract Views
PlumX Metrics