The Journal of Finance

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The Journal of Finance  
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Abbreviated title (ISO 4) J. Finance
Discipline Finance, economics, business
Language English
Edited by Kenneth Singleton
Publication details
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell for the American Finance Association
Publication history 1946-present
Frequency Bimonthly
Impact factor
ISSN 0022-1082 (print)
1540-6261 (web)
LCCN 49022513
OCLC number 1782429

The Journal of Finance is a peer-reviewed academic journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the American Finance Association. It was established in 1946. Its current editor-in-chief is Kenneth Singleton (Stanford University). The Journal of Finance, the Review of Financial Studies, and the Journal of Financial Economics are considered the three most prestigious finance journals.[1][2] The Journal of Finance is among the most highly cited journals in the field of finance:[3] In 2009, according to the Journal Citation Reports, it had a 2009 impact factor of 4.151, ranking it second out of 76 journals in the category "Business/Finance" and 5th out of 305 in the category "Economics".[4] It is listed as one of the 45 journals used by the Financial Times to compile its business-school research ranks[5] and Bloomberg Businessweek's Top 20 Journals.[6]

In 1989 it established the Smith Breeden Prize.

Past editors[edit]

Past editors of the journal have been:[7]


Each year the top papers published in The Journal of Finance are nominated for the Smith Breeden and Brattle Prizes.


  1. ^ "The Manager's Program (pg 36)". Kellogg School of Management. Retrieved 2007-09-11. 
  2. ^ "Top 3 Finance Journals". 
  3. ^ Harvey, Cam (2007-03-13). "Journal of Finance Editor's Report". American Finance Association. Retrieved 2007-09-10. 
  4. ^ "Web of Science". 2011. Retrieved May 5, 2011. 
  5. ^ "45 Journals used in FT Research Rank". Financial Times. 2009-02-17. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 
  6. ^ "Full-Time MBA Rankings". Bloomberg BusinessWeek. 2008-11-13. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 
  7. ^ Kavesh, Robert A. (1970). "The American Finance Association: 1939-1969". Journal of Finance 25 (1): 1–17. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 

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