Maria Victoria Anauati, Sebastian Galiani, Ramiro Gálvez, 09 October 2018

Economics places a strong emphasis on publishing in a narrow set of top-tier journals. However, the reputation of a journal does not necessarily go hand in hand with citation performance. This column describes how citation patterns vary greatly across tiers, affecting both the total citations articles receive and the life cycles of their citations. Nonetheless, the results suggest that too much emphasis is placed on the top five journals. 

John Conley, Ali Önder, Mario Crucini, Robert Driskill, 24 October 2011

It is a well-documented fact that the time between submission and publication at most journals has been increasing over the last few decades. This column documents and discusses various implications of this publication slowdown on research productivity and the careers of economics PhD recipients.

Ivan Cherkashin , Svetlana Demidova , Susumu Imai, Kala Krishna, 28 June 2008

Publishing in economics journals is a long and arduous process. Rejection can’t be made painless, but this column suggests that it could be quicker. Using confidential data on a decade of submissions to the Journal of International Economics, the authors find that the editors usually make the right decision but take nearly half a year to do so when they could reject almost 40% of papers without consulting referees.


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