Citation Patterns in the Finance Literature
Financial Management, Vol. 30, No. 3, Autumn 2001
Posted: 16 Aug 2001
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
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