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On the lags between submission and acceptance: are all referees created equal?


  • Alberto Chong


This short note links days and delays in refereeing with some basic characteristics of the reviewers. An altruistic approach is used, and 1994 data from Hamermesh is augmented and it is found that (i) long articles, (ii) referees outside the USA and Canada, (iii) lack of academic experience, (iv) relatively less requested referees, and (v) lower income, are linked with possible delays in response of the referees. There are no differences in gender, type of journal (general or specialized) or prestige of referees. Academic experience is not non-monotonic. 'Networking' effects are not present.

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  • Alberto Chong, 2001. "On the lags between submission and acceptance: are all referees created equal?," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 8(6), pages 423-425.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:8:y:2001:i:6:p:423-425
    DOI: 10.1080/13504850010029200

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    1. Freeman, Richard B, 1997. "Working for Nothing: The Supply of Volunteer Labor," Journal of Labor Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 15(1), pages 140-166, January.
    2. Glazer, Jacob & Rubinstein, Ariel, 1996. "What Motives Should Guide Referees? On The Design of Mechanisms to Elicit Opinions," Working Papers 96-01, C.V. Starr Center for Applied Economics, New York University.
    3. Glazer, J. & Rubinstein, A., 1996. "What Motives Should Guide Referees? On the Design of Mechanisms to Elict Options," Papers 3-96, Tel Aviv - the Sackler Institute of Economic Studies.
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