Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2011

Publication Title

Journal of Banking Finance

Volume

35

Issue

1

First Page

7

Last Page

20

DOI

10.1016/j.jbankfin.2010.07.034

Keywords

Journal assessment, Active Scholars, Endogenous ranking, Tiers, ABS, ISI impact factors, Nested random-effects regression

Abstract

This study uses respondent data from a web-based survey of active finance scholars (45% response rate from 37 countries) to endogenously rank 83 finance journals by quality and importance. Journals are further tiered into four groups (A, B, C and D) and stratified into ‘‘upper”, ‘‘middle” and ‘‘lower” tier categories (e.g. A+, A and A ) by estimating a nested regression with random journal-within-tier effects. The comprehensive and endogenous ranking of finance journals based on the Active Scholar Assessment (ASA) methodology can help authors evaluate the strategic aspects of placing their research, facilitate assessment of research achievement by tenure and promotion committees; and assist university libraries in better managing their journal resources. Study findings from active researchers in the field also provide useful guidance to editorial boards for enhancing their journal standing.

Comments

NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in the Journal of Banking Finance. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in the Journal of Banking Finance 35 (1), 2011 and is available here.

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