Journal Communication and Influence in Financial Research

Authors

  • KENNETH A. BOROKHOVICH,

  • ROBERT J. BRICKER,

  • BETTY J. SIMKINS

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    • Case Western Reserve University. We wish to thank G. William Schwert, the referee, and René Stulz, the editor, for their helpful comments. All errors are our own.

ABSTRACT

This article uses the articles and citations from a set of eight finance journals to explore interjournal citation patterns, the research interests of individual journals, each journal's influence in particular areas, areas of recent interest to finance, and the extent of interdisciplinary borrowing by finance. We find the following: two journals comprise the research core of finance research, most journals publish in a variety of research areas but are influential in a smaller number, a higher level of interest in financial markets than in corporate finance or financial institutions, and an overall low level of borrowing from outside disciplines.

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