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

39 Pages Posted: 16 Aug 2006

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Dennis Lasser

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

Kristian Rydqvist

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

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Date Written: June 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

Lasser, Dennis and Rydqvist, Kristian, Ranking Journals by Concentration of Author Affiliation: Thirty-Five Years of Finance Research (June 2006). CEPR Discussion Paper No. 5731, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=924228

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