Social Science Citation Index Journal Rankings, 1994-2016
This information comes from the most recent (1994-2016) editions of the Journal Citation Reports, published by the Institute for Scientific Information. Information is excerpted from the Business Finance and the Economics lists of journals. The rankings are based on "impact factor," which is the average number of citations received in 2016 by papers published in 2015 and 2014, for example. Also shown is the citation half-life, which gives the age of the article that accounted for the median citation during the year (so journals with prominent older articles have longer half-lives). Note that we have discovered some apparent errors in the calculation of the 1998 and 1999 impact factors for the JFE and show both the original and corrected data below.
Journal of Financial Economics
JCR Year
Business Finance Rankings
Economics Rankings
Impact factor
5-Year Impact factor
Citation
Half-life
Normalized
Eigenfactor Score
Rank among all
SSCI Journals
based on
Normalized
Eigenfactor
1994
4
9
1.667
8.7
1995
1
6
2.138
9.4
1996
1
5
2.609
>10
1997
1
6
2.506
>10
1998
2
11
1.942 (corrected)
1.767 (as published )
>10
1999
2
11
2.029(corrected)
1.705 (as published)
>10
2000
2
11
1.904
>10
2001
2
3
2.577
>10
2002
2
3
3.248
>10
2003
3
5
2.723
>10
2004
2
6
2.551
>10
2005
2
8
2.385
>10
2006
4
9
2.494
>10
2007
3
5
2.988
>10
2008
2
6
3.542
5.203
>10
2009
1
3
4.020
5.675
>10
2010
3
8
3.810
5.631
>10
2011
3
8
3.725
5.676
>10
2012
3
10
3.424
5.087
>10
2013
2
6
3.769
5.719
>10
5.881 4 of 3,049
2014
2
5
4.047
5.876
>10
6.491 4 of 3,154
2015
2
13
3.541
5.833
>10
6.792 4 of 3,221
2016
2
6
4.505
6.991
>10
7.403 4 of 3,236
The Eigenfactor Score calculation is based on the number of times articles from the journal published in the past five years have been cited in the JCR year, but it also considers which journals have contributed these citations so that highly cited journals will influence the network more than lesser cited journals.  References from one article in a journal to another article from the same journal are removed, so that Eigenfactor Scores are not influenced by journal self-citation. 

The Normalized Eigenfactor Score is the Eigenfactor score normalized, by rescaling the total number of journals in the JCR each year, so that the average journal has a score of 1. Journals can then be compared and influence measured by their score relative to 1. For example, if a journal has a Normalized Eigenfactor Score of 5, that journal is considered to be 5 times as influential as the average journal in the JCR. 

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Google Scholar Journal Rankings, 2016

Google Scholar ranks finance and economics journals based on the "h5-index." The h5-index is the h-index for articles published in the last 5 complete years. It is the largest number h such that h articles published in 2012-2016 have at least h citations each. As of June 2017, the JFE ranked first in Finance and is ranked third in the "Business, Economics & Management" category.

 

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