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Desk rejection in an academic publication market model with matching frictions

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Subject to a huge and growing number of journal titles in business and economics, scholars sometimes target the wrong journal. Editors resort more and more to paper pre-screening, and desk reject those that do not fit well to the editorial line. This paper provides a dynamic analysis of the market for academic publications that brings into the picture these matching frictions. The key modelling device is a paper-journal matching function, similar to the matching function traditional in labor economics. Our main endogenous variables are the submission fee and the tension in the publication market, itself directly related to the number of journal titles.

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  • Besancenot, Damien & Huynh, Kim & Vranceanu, Radu, 2009. "Desk rejection in an academic publication market model with matching frictions," ESSEC Working Papers DR 09008, ESSEC Research Center, ESSEC Business School.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebg:essewp:dr-09008
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    1. David Card & Stefano DellaVigna, 2017. "What do Editors Maximize? Evidence from Four Leading Economics Journals," NBER Working Papers 23282, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    2. Marie-Léandre Gomez & Isabelle Bouty, 2009. "Unpacking Knowing Integration: A Practice-based Study in Haute Cuisine," Post-Print hal-00554745, HAL.
    3. Sugimoto, Cassidy R. & Larivière, Vincent & Ni, Chaoqun & Cronin, Blaise, 2013. "Journal acceptance rates: A cross-disciplinary analysis of variability and relationships with journal measures," Journal of Informetrics, Elsevier, vol. 7(4), pages 897-906.
    4. Bouty, Isabelle & Gomez, Marie-Léandre, 2009. "Unpacking Knowing Integration: A Practice-based Study in Haute Cuisine," ESSEC Working Papers DR 09009, ESSEC Research Center, ESSEC Business School.

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    Academic Journals; Desk Rejection; Editors; Imperfect Information; Matching;

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    • A14 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Sociology of Economics
    • C78 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Bargaining Theory; Matching Theory

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