Household and Personal Finance Journal Rankings Using Patterns of Authorship and the Author Affiliation Index
15 Pages Posted: 28 Feb 2015
Date Written: June 1, 2014
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
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