Ranking Journals by Concentration of Author Affiliation: Thirty-Five Years of Finance Research

37 Pages Posted: 5 Jun 2006

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Kristian Rydqvist

State University of New York at Binghamton - School of Management; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

Dennis Lasser

State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton - School of Management

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Date Written: October 2006

Abstract

This paper presents a new metric for journal ranking that has the advantage of ranking more journals with a longer time-series at a low cost relative to impact factors and survey-based methods. We simultaneously rank journals and institutions by the degree of concentration of top journal publications among top rated institutions. The resulting rank of journals by concentration is similar to the rank by impact factors, but the concentration rank includes several journals which are not in the Social Science Citation Index. We also examine the index with thirty-five years of finance research, document a strong secular decline for most journals, a widening gap between higher and lower tier journals, and study the impact on journal competition from the Review of Financial Studies.

Keywords: Journal ranking, institution ranking, concentration index, impact factor, financial economics

JEL Classification: A11, G00, I23

Suggested Citation

Rydqvist, Kristian and Lasser, Dennis, Ranking Journals by Concentration of Author Affiliation: Thirty-Five Years of Finance Research (October 2006). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=906131 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.906131

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