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Meyer, D. Publishing articles - Findings and open questions of an empirical study conducted among editors of economic journals. Journal of Contextual Economics – Schmollers Jahrbuch, 119(4), 531-559.
Meyer, Dirk "Publishing articles - Findings and open questions of an empirical study conducted among editors of economic journals" Journal of Contextual Economics – Schmollers Jahrbuch 119.4, 1999, 531-559.
Meyer, Dirk (1999): Publishing articles - Findings and open questions of an empirical study conducted among editors of economic journals, in: Journal of Contextual Economics – Schmollers Jahrbuch, vol. 119, iss. 4, 531-559, [online]


Publishing articles - Findings and open questions of an empirical study conducted among editors of economic journals

Meyer, Dirk

Journal of Contextual Economics – Schmollers Jahrbuch, Vol. 119 (1999), Iss. 4 : pp. 531–559

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Publishing articles in journals is an important part of the scholarly communication process. Articles not only serve to rapidly disseminate (new) knowledge (information), they also influence the career opportunities of researchers (selection) since their reputation is determined first and foremost by the quality and quantity of their publications. The objectives of this study are to shed light on the publication process, in particular refereeing, and then discuss possible problems such as the time factor and the reliability of the process. The empirical basis of this study consists of a questionnaire completed by editors of economic journals and an experiment in which duplicates of previously published manuscripts were submitted a second time under a pseudonym.