Do journals accept too many papers?

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Abstract

This paper provides a theoretical model for analyzing the behavior of peer-reviewed journals. It finds that, apart from natural human errors, inefficiencies arise purely for reasons of inter-journal strategic behavior. Specifically, as a result of competition, journals tend to set their quality cut-offs excessively low.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-232
Number of pages4
JournalEconomics Letters
Volume107
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 May 2010

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Keywords

  • Journal acceptance rate
  • Market structure of journals
  • Peer-review system

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Atal, Vidya. / Do journals accept too many papers?. In: Economics Letters. 2010 ; Vol. 107, No. 2. pp. 229-232.
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