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A Matching Model of the Academic Publication Market

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  • Damien Besancenot
  • Kim Huynh
  • Radu Vranceanu

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This paper provides a dynamic analysis of the market for academic publications. Given imperfect information about journals' editorial line, authors can sometimes target a wrong journal; in turn, the editor will desk-reject their paper. An equilibrium is defined as a situation where both editors and authors implement their optimal publication strategies, given the matching technology and the prevailing surplus-sharing rule. The model can be solved for the equilibrium submission fee, desk-rejection rate, and ratio between the number of editors and the number of authors.

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Article provided by Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen in its journal Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics.

Volume (Year): 167 (2011)
Issue (Month): 4 (December)
Pages: 708-725

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Handle: RePEc:mhr:jinste:urn:sici:0932-4569(201112)167:4_708:ammota_2.0.tx_2-h

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