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A Matching Model of the Academic Publication Market

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  • Besancenot, Damien

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    (Centre d'Economie de l'Université Paris Nord (CEPN) and Université Paris 13)

  • Huynh, Kim

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    (Laboratoire d'économie moderne (LEM) and Université Paris 2)

  • Vranceanu, Radu

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    (ESSEC Business School)

Abstract

Given the myriad of journal titles in economics and business administration, scholars can sometimes target the wrong journal. This paper provides a dynamic analysis of the market for academic publications that brings into the picture this type of informational friction. The key modelling device is a paper-to-journal matching function, similar to the matching function traditional in labor economics. An equilibrium is defined as a situation where both editors and authors implement their optimal publication strategies. The model is then 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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Paper provided by ESSEC Research Center, ESSEC Business School in its series ESSEC Working Papers with number DR 10003.

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Length: 19 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2010
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Handle: RePEc:ebg:essewp:dr-10003

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Keywords: Academic Journals; Editors; Imperfect Information; Matching;

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  2. Damien Besancenot & Joao Faria & Kim Huynh, 2009. "Search and Research: The influence of editorial boards on journals' quality," CEPN Working Papers halshs-00370785, HAL.

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