The slowdown in first-response times of economics journals: Can it be beneficial?
AbstractThe first response time (henceforth FRT) of economics journals has increased over the last four decades from 1-2 months to 3-6 months. The optimal FRT, however, is not zero, because the FRT deters submission of mediocre papers to good journals and consequently saves valuable time of referees and editors. The change in the actual FRT is in the same direction as the change in the optimal FRT, which has increased because of the availability of research on the Internet prior to publication and because the costs of refereeing a paper have increased.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 4478.
Date of creation: 2002
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Publication status: Published in Economic Inquiry 45.1(2007): pp. 179-187
Academic review process; First response times; Turnaround times; Journals; Publishing; Slowdown; Refereeing; Economics journals; Editorial process;
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- Ofer H. Azar, 2007. "The Slowdown In First-Response Times Of Economics Journals: Can It Be Beneficial?," Economic Inquiry, Western Economic Association International, vol. 45(1), pages 179-187, 01.
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