The Inside Scoop: Acceptance and Rejection at the Journal of International Economics

40 Pages Posted: 23 Apr 2008 Last revised: 20 Feb 2021

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Ivan Cherkashin

Pennsylvania State University - College of the Liberal Arts - Department of Economic

Svetlana A. Demidova

Department of Economics, McMaster University

Susumu Imai

Queen's University - Department of Economics

Kala Krishna

Pennsylvania State University - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Date Written: April 2008

Abstract

There is little work on the inner workings of journals. What factors seem to affect the ability to publish in a journal? Could simple rules (which are already used by some journals) like the desk rejection of a significant minority of papers, help to streamline the process? At what cost? How well do journals seem to do in choosing papers? What can we say about the extent of type 1 and type 2 errors? Do editors seem to have uniform standards or are some harsher than others? We use data on submissions to the Journal of International Economics to help answer these questions.

Suggested Citation

Cherkashin, Ivan and Demidova, Svetlana A. and Imai, Susumu and Krishna, Kala, The Inside Scoop: Acceptance and Rejection at the Journal of International Economics (April 2008). NBER Working Paper No. w13957, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1122747

Ivan Cherkashin (Contact Author)

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