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
Date Written: February 13, 2018
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
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