The Journal of Finance

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The Journal of Finance
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DisciplineFinance, economics, business
Edited byAntoinette Schoar
Publication details
7.870 (2021)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4J. Finance
ISSN0022-1082 (print)
1540-6261 (web)
OCLC no.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[1] and was, by a 2005 study, considered to be one of the premier finance journals.[2] [needs update] The editor-in-chief is Antoinette Schoar. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2021 impact factor of 7.870, ranking it 6th out of 111 journals in the category "Business, Finance" and 16th out of 381 journals in the category "Economics".[3]


The editorial board consists of the editor, co-editors, and associate editors. The current editor is Antoinette Schoar (MIT).

The following persons are or have been editor-in-chief of the journal:[4]


Each year the associate editors vote for the best papers published in the journal. The Smith Breeden Prize is awarded for the best finance papers and the Brattle Prize for the best corporate finance research papers.


  1. ^ "The Journal of Finance on JSTOR". Retrieved 2021-02-21.
  2. ^ Oltheten, Elisabeth; Theoharakis, Vasilis; Travlos, Nickolaos G. (2005-03-01). "Faculty Perceptions and Readership Patterns of Finance Journals: A Global View". Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. 40 (1): 223–239. doi:10.1017/S0022109000001800.
  3. ^ "The Journal of Finance". 2021 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Clarivate. 2022.
  4. ^ Kavesh, Robert A. (1970). "The American Finance Association: 1939-1969". Journal of Finance. 25 (1): 1–17. doi:10.1111/j.1540-6261.1970.tb00409.x. JSTOR 2325795.

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