How Do Editors Select Papers, and How Good are They at Doing It?

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_B9E4896C16AE
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
How Do Editors Select Papers, and How Good are They at Doing It?
Journal
B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy
Author(s)
Hofmeister R., Krapf M.
ISSN
1555-0494
Publication state
Published
Issued date
10/2011
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
11
Number
1
Pages
1-23
Language
english
Abstract
Using data on the B.E. Journals that rank articles into four quality tiers, this paper examines the accuracy of the research evaluation process in economics. We find that submissions by authors with strong publication records and authors affiliated with highly-ranked institutions are significantly more likely to be published in higher tiers. Citation success as measured by RePEc statistics also depends heavily on the overall research records of the authors. Finally and most importantly, we measure how successful the B.E. Journals' editors and their reviewers have been at assigning articles to quality tiers. While, on average, they are able to distinguish more influential from less influential manuscripts, we also observe many assignments that are not compatible with the belief that research quality is reflected by the number of citations.
Keywords
peer review, research evaluation, citations, journal quality
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