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Business Professors Become Journal Editorial Team

As co-editors, the three finance professors will oversee the content and publication of the Journal of Financial Research.

Written by Leslie Cranford

The quarterly academic journal is devoted to the publication of original scholarly research in finance.

The quarterly academic journal is devoted to the publication of original scholarly research in finance.

Three professors in Texas Tech University’s Rawls College of Business will oversee content and direction of the Journal of Financial Research.

Drew Winters, Jeff Mercer and Scott Hein have been selected to serve as co-editors of the publication beginning Jan. 1, 2012. As co-editors, the three Texas Tech finance professors will oversee the content and publication of the journal.

The quarterly academic journal is devoted to the publication of original scholarly research in finance. The publication is sponsored by the Southern Finance Association and the Southwestern Finance Association and has subscribers from most colleges and universities in the United States as well as several financial institutions abroad.

“It is nice that the leadership of the Southern Finance Association and the Southwestern Finance Association have returned the editorship of this high-quality finance journal to Texas Tech University,” Hein said.

As new editors, Hein said they plan on working with different associations, associate editors, referees and prospective authors in order to improve the readability and influence of the journal on the finance profession. Texas Tech faculty member William Dukes, and former faculty members William Petty and David Scott provided the original editorship of the journal that started in 1979.

Winters said that the Journal of Financial Research is among a set of the top 15 finance journals and is generally recognized as being among the highest quality academic finance journals.

“I view editing a journal as a great way to give back to the profession,” Winters said. “For the academic process to work, we have to provide service to the profession.”

Winters said he looks forward to the editorial process because of the degree of influence he will have on the journal’s body of knowledge by selecting the papers that will appear in it.

Mercer added that it is an honor for the three faculty members to be selected by their peers to edit the journal.

“Publishing a mainstream top 15 journal brings substantial visibility to the college,” Mercer said.

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2 Responses to “Business Professors Become Journal Editorial Team”

  1. jef Says:

    Ok so what am I missing here? I need help. The professors claim that this is a mainstream ‘top 15 journal’, however the research papers in economics ranks it as 212 and the journal quality list (ranking by impact factor) ranks it as a ‘C’ or a ‘B’ journal depends on the ranking you choose.

  2. jef Says:

    If its such a fine journal, why is it not indexed in Social Science Citation Index and does not have an impact factor?

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