Prolific Authors in the Finance Literature: A Half Century of Contributions

Journal of Finance Literature, Vol. 1, Winter 2005

23 Pages Posted: 3 May 2006

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Philip L. Cooley

Trinity University (San Antonio TX)

Jean L. Heck

St. Joseph's University - Haub School of Business

Abstract

The prolific authors identified in this study are truly remarkable: 332 prolific authors in seven leading finance journals, 350 prolific authors in sixteen core finance journals, and 367 prolific authors in all of the 72 finance journals examined. These authors demonstrate great durability in navigating the vagaries of referees and the demands of editors. They represent a small minority of thousands of authors during the half century 1953 to 2002. Besides satisfying a natural curiosity of who the prolific authors are, examination of extreme performance provides perspective on research productivity in finance, as do the reported distributional statistics. The findings help in the formation of realistic expectations about scholarly work.

Keywords: Prolific Authors

JEL Classification: G00

Suggested Citation

Cooley, Philip L. and Heck, Jean L., Prolific Authors in the Finance Literature: A Half Century of Contributions. Journal of Finance Literature, Vol. 1, Winter 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=899784

Philip L. Cooley

Trinity University (San Antonio TX) ( email )

San Antonio, TX 78212
United States

Jean L. Heck (Contact Author)

St. Joseph's University - Haub School of Business ( email )

Philadelphia, PA 19131
United States

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