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Week of June 20, 2010

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Rank 2008 Impact Factor Impact 2005-09 Impact 1981-2009
1 Journal of Finance
Journal of Finance
Journal of Financial
2 Journal of Financial Economics
Journal of Financial Economics
Journal of Finance
3 Journal of Accounting & Economics
Journal of Accounting & Economics
Journal of Accounting & Economics
4 Review of Financial Studies
Review of Financial Studies
Journal of Monetary Economics
5 Journal of Accounting Research
Accounting Review
Review of Financial Studies
6 Accounting Review
Journal of Accounting Research
Journal of Accounting Research
7 World Bank Economic
World Bank Economic Review
Journal of Risk and Uncertainty
8 Accounting Organizations and Society
Journal of Monetary Economics
Journal of Financial & Quantitative Analysis
9 Journal of Corporate Finance
Review of Accounting Studies
Journal of Industrial Economics
10 Review of Accounting
Journal of Corporate Finance
Accounting Review

The above table compares the citation impact of journals in a given field as measured over three different time spans. The left-hand column ranks journals based on their 2008 "impact factor," as enumerated in the current edition of Journal Citations Report®. The 2008 impact factor is calculated by taking the number of all current citations to source items published in a journal over the previous two years and dividing by the number of articles published in the journal during the same period--in other words, a ratio between citations and recent citable items published. The rankings in the next two columns show impact over longer time spans, based on figures from Journal Performance Indicators. In these columns, total citations to a journal's published papers are divided by the total number of papers that the journal published, producing a citations-per-paper impact score over a five-year period (middle column) and a 29-year period (right-hand column). SOURCE: Journal Citations Report and Journal Performance Indicators.


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