What are the top academic (peer-reviewed) journals in Finance?
One way to determine this is to consult the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) Database. JCR journal rankings are frequently used to identify the top journals in a field based on their impact factor. Finance journals are included in the JCR Social Sciences Edition under the subject category of Business, Finance.
Many of the journals ranked in JCR are indexed in the Web of Science Database, which consists of the Science Citation Index, the Social Sciences Citation Index, and the Arts & Humanities Citation Index.