Drivers of Research Impact: Evidence from the Top Three Finance Journals

51 Pages Posted: 6 Oct 2020

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Chongyu Dang

Founder Securities

Zhichuan (Frank) Li

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: September 1, 2020

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Dang, Chongyu and Li, Zhichuan (Frank), Drivers of Research Impact: Evidence from the Top Three Finance Journals (September 1, 2020). Accounting & Finance, Vol. 60, Issue 3, pp. 2759-2809, 2020, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3704307 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/acfi.12350

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