Drivers of Research Impact: Evidence from the Top Three Finance Journals

Li, F., Dang, C.D., 2018. Drivers of Research Impact: Evidence from the Top Three Finance Journals, Accounting & Finance, Forthcoming

54 Pages Posted: 25 Feb 2018

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Zhichuan Frank Li

University of Western Ontario - Ivey School of Business

Chongyu Dang

Founder Securities

Date Written: February 13, 2018

Abstract

We study the characteristics of all published papers in the top three finance journals (JF, JFE, and RFS) and how these paper characteristics affect the number of citations in Google Scholar and the Web of Science database. First, we find the characteristics in the universalist perspective remain constant while the characteristics in the constructivist and presentation perspectives increase over time. Second, some characteristics are significantly different between the high impact and the low impact papers. Third, paper quality, research method, journal placement, and paper age are the most important drivers. Last, different drivers play different roles in different journals.

Keywords: Citation analysis, Research impact, Finance journal, Financial research, Impact factor

JEL Classification: A23, G00, I2, J24, Z13

Suggested Citation

Li, Zhichuan Frank and Dang, Chongyu, Drivers of Research Impact: Evidence from the Top Three Finance Journals (February 13, 2018). Li, F., Dang, C.D., 2018. Drivers of Research Impact: Evidence from the Top Three Finance Journals, Accounting & Finance, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3123121

Zhichuan Frank Li (Contact Author)

University of Western Ontario - Ivey School of Business ( email )

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London Ontario, Ontario N6A 3K7
Canada

Chongyu Dang

Founder Securities ( email )

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