Citation Patterns in the Finance Literature

Financial Management, Vol. 30, No. 3, Autumn 2001

Posted: 16 Aug 2001

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Kee H. Chung

State University of New York at Buffalo - School of Management

Raymond Cox

Thompson Rivers University

John B. Mitchell

Central Michigan University - Department of Finance and Law

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Abstract

Out of a total of 12,637 individuals whose works were ever cited 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. Similarly, the top 1% (10%) of articles/books received 22% (56%) of the total number of citations. These results indicate that a few prominent researchers dominate citation in these journals. The top two finance journals, the Journal of Finance and Journal of Financial Economics, account for more than half of the 100 most cited works.

Keywords: Journal citations, scholarly output, journal rankings

JEL Classification: G00

Suggested Citation

Chung, Kee H. and Cox, Raymond and Mitchell, John B., Citation Patterns in the Finance Literature. Financial Management, Vol. 30, No. 3, Autumn 2001. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=270299

Kee H. Chung (Contact Author)

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Raymond Cox

Thompson Rivers University ( email )

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John B. Mitchell

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

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Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
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