The Journal of Finance

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The Journal of Finance  
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DisciplineFinance, economics, business
Edited byStefan Nagel
Publication details
Publication history
Standard abbreviations
J. 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. The editor-in-chief is Stefan Nagel. It is considered to be one of the premier finance journals.[1][2] According to the Journal Citation Reports, it had a 2015 impact factor of 5.290, ranking it first out of 94 journals in the category "Business/Finance" and 4th out of 345 in the category "Economics".[3] It is listed as one of the 50 journals used by the Financial Times to compile its business-school research ranks[4] and Bloomberg Businessweek's Top 20 Journals.[5]


The following persons are or have been editor-in-chief of the journal:[6]


Each year the top papers published in the journal are nominated for the Smith Breeden and Brattle Prizes.


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Borokhovich, Kenneth A.; Bricker, Robert J.; Simkins, Betty J. (1994-06-01). "Journal Communication and Influence in Financial Research". The Journal of Finance. 49 (2): 713–725. doi:10.1111/j.1540-6261.1994.tb05159.x.
  3. ^ "Web of Science". 2011. Retrieved May 5, 2011.
  4. ^ "45 Journals used in FT Research Rank". Financial Times. 2009-02-17. Archived from the original on 2009-06-21. Retrieved 2011-05-06.
  5. ^ "Full-Time MBA Rankings". Bloomberg BusinessWeek. 2008-11-13. Archived from the original on 2008-12-11. Retrieved 2011-05-06.
  6. ^ 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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