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A Matching Model of the Academic Publication Market

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  • Damien Besancenot

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    (CEPN - Centre d'Economie de l'Université Paris Nord - Université Paris XIII - Paris Nord - CNRS : UMR7234)

  • Kim Huynh

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    (LEM - Laboratoire d'Économie Moderne - Université Paris II - Panthéon-Assas : EA4442)

  • Radu Vranceanu

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    (Economics Department - ESSEC Business School)

Abstract

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 de ned 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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Paper provided by HAL in its series CEPN Working Papers with number halshs-00589186.

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Keywords: Academic journals; Desk-rejection; Publishing; Matching; Imperfect information.;

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  1. Damien Besancenot & Joao Faria & Kim Huynh, 2009. "Congestion in academic journals under an impartial selection process," Working Papers halshs-00382585, HAL.

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