Analyses of the Academic Journal Market in Economics
Edited by Joshua Gans, Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Canada
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The path to success as an academic economist is littered with obstacles. Even with excellent research material, one faces issues of running the seminar and conference gauntlet, tempestuous relationships with co-authors, the selection of an appropriate journal outlet, a detailed peer review process and, with it, the ever-present spectre of rejection.
Contents: Introduction Part I: Success and Rejection in Economics 1. Life Among the Econ 2. The Young Economist’s Guide to Professional Etiquette 3. How are the Might Fallen 4. Aging and Productivity Among Economists Part II: Referees and Editors 5. Facts and Myths About Refereeing 6. Is There Value Added from the Review Process in Economics? 7. The Effects of Double-Blind versus Single-Blind Reviewing 8. Favoritism versus Search for Good Papers 9. Why Referees are not Paid (Enough) Part III: To Co-Author or Not to Co-Author 10. Estimates of the Returns to Quality and Co-authorship in Economic Academia 11. Trends in Multi-Authored Papers in Economics 12. First Author Conditions Part IV: The Influence of Economics Journals 13. The Journals of Economics 14. The Scholarly Journal Literature of Economics 15. The Relative Impacts of Economics Journals Index