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 Stefan Nagel
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. 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 45 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. JSTOR 2325795. doi:10.1111/j.1540-6261.1970.tb00409.x. 

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