Finance Conference Quality and Publication Success: A Conference Ranking

This page provides parts of the finance conference ranking by Sebastian Reinartz and Daniel Urban. The paper is available here. More detailed analysis as well as the data description can be found in the published paper.



Being subject to time and budget constraints, researchers have to decide whether to attend academic conferences, and if so, which conferences are associated with the best publication outcomes. Based on acknowledgment information obtained from footnotes of more than 3,000 research articles published in finance journals, we first argue that conference participation constitutes an important factor when publishing research articles in top finance journals. We further track the publication status of about 9,000 research articles presented at the most popular finance conferences. Thereby, we arrive at a ranking of 47 finance conferences with the highest appearance rates in top finance and economics journals. In doing so, we provide finance researchers with guidance so they can decide which conferences to attend.


View Finance conference characteristics for a full list of the tracked conferences as well as some important conference information (e.g., conference size, submission deadline).

View Publication success of selected conferences for the ranking of 44 pure finance conferences.