Citation Patterns in the Finance Literature

24 Pages Posted: 20 Dec 2000  

Kee H. Chung

State University of New York at Buffalo - School of Management

Raymond A.K. Cox

Thompson Rivers University

John B. Mitchell

Central Michigan University - Department of Finance and Law

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Date Written: October 3, 2000

Abstract

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.

Keywords: citations, concentration, stochastic process

Suggested Citation

Chung, Kee H. and Cox, Raymond A.K. and Mitchell, John B., Citation Patterns in the Finance Literature (October 3, 2000). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=244854 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.244854

Kee H. Chung (Contact Author)

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Raymond A.K. Cox

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John B. Mitchell

Central Michigan University - Department of Finance and Law ( email )

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