Proliferation Of Academic Journals: Effects On Research Quantity And Quality
AbstractThere have been significant structural changes in research markets in recent years reflected in the increase in the number of academic journals. This paper uses a differential game model of authors and journal editors to examine the effects of an increase in competition among academic journals. Does an increase in the number of academic journals lead to an increase in scholarly articles published? Will an increase in publishing outlets adversely affect research quality? The results show greater competition does not affect research output and in fact enhances research quality. The number of journals and the relative discount rates of authors and editors are crucial determinants of the effects of competition. Copyright � 2007 The Authors; Journal compilation � 2007 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
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