The Journal of Finance

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The Journal of Finance  
Journal of Finance cover.gif
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
J. Finance
Discipline Finance, economics, business
Language English
Edited by Kenneth Singleton
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Bimonthly
ISSN 0022-1082 (print)
1540-6261 (web)
LCCN 49022513
OCLC no. 1782429
JSTOR 00221082

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)" (PDF). 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. doi:10.1111/j.1540-6261.1970.tb00409.x. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 

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