Household and Personal Finance Journal Rankings Using Patterns of Authorship and the Author Affiliation Index

15 Pages Posted: 28 Feb 2015

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John Grable

University of Georgia - Department of Housing & Consumer Economics

Jorge Ruiz-Menjivar

University of Georgia

Date Written: June 1, 2014

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to list and rank household and personal finance journals by utilizing an adapted version of Chen and Huang’s (2007) Author Affiliation Index (AAI) methodology. The use of this objective method overcomes many of the objections applied to earlier attempts at ranking household and personal finance journals. In this context, a modified AAI technique was used to provide an insight into where academicians affiliated with top-tier U.S. household and personal finance programs (i.e., financial planning, financial counseling, and financial therapy) publish on a regular basis. Findings show journals that achieve a relatively high modified AAI score appear to gain momentum by attracting other top-tier institutional contributors. Findings also indicate that the field has eight publication outlets. Results confirm that, historically, household and personal finance researchers have tended to publish widely in cross-disciplinary publications. The conclusions and recommendations of this paper should be of relevance and special interest to researchers, administrators, and future academicians in the field.

Keywords: Financial Planning, Journals, Journal Rankings, Author Affiliation Index

JEL Classification: A10, D11, D14, D91, G11, J11, J14, J26, M10

Suggested Citation

Grable, John and Ruiz-Menjivar, Jorge, Household and Personal Finance Journal Rankings Using Patterns of Authorship and the Author Affiliation Index (June 1, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2570891 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2570891

John Grable (Contact Author)

University of Georgia - Department of Housing & Consumer Economics ( email )

205 Dawson Hall
Athens, GA 30602-3622
United States

Jorge Ruiz-Menjivar

University of Georgia

Athens, GA 30602-6254
United States

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