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Ranking Journals Using Social Science Research Network Downloads

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    I use a new approach to rank journals, namely the number and percent frequency of articles a journal publishes that are heavily downloaded from the Social Science Research Network (SSRN). I rank 18 accounting and finance journals, and I identify five journals not considered by the two most recent major published ranking studies of publications by accounting faculty, namely (in rank order): Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Accounting Studies, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Journal of Corporate Finance, and Journal of International Financial Management and Accounting. I show that financial accounting faculties are more likely to post their working papers to SSRN, and papers posted by financial faculties generate more downloads. I mitigate this bias in favor of the financial area by providing separate rankings based on authors in the financial versus non-financial areas. Copyright 2003 by Kluwer Academic Publishers

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting.

    Volume (Year): 20 (2003)
    Issue (Month): 3 (May)
    Pages: 291-307

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:rqfnac:v:20:y:2003:i:3:p:291-307

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    1. Millet-Reyes, Benedicte, 2013. "The impact of citations in International Finance," Global Finance Journal, Elsevier, vol. 24(2), pages 129-139.
    2. Chan, Kam C. & Chan, Kam C. & Seow, Gim S. & Tam, Kinsun, 2009. "Ranking accounting journals using dissertation citation analysis: A research note," Accounting, Organizations and Society, Elsevier, vol. 34(6-7), pages 875-885, August.
    3. Currie, Russell R. & Pandher, Gurupdesh S., 2011. "Finance journal rankings and tiers: An Active Scholar Assessment methodology," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 35(1), pages 7-20, January.
    4. Lawrence Brown & Indrarini Laksmana, 2007. "Accounting Ph.D. program graduates: affiliation performance and publication performance," Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Springer, vol. 29(3), pages 285-313, October.
    5. Bonner, Sarah E. & Hesford, James W. & Van der Stede, Wim A. & Young, S. Mark, 2006. "The most influential journals in academic accounting," Accounting, Organizations and Society, Elsevier, vol. 31(7), pages 663-685, October.

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