Do journals accept too many papers?

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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
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 2010


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


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