Are leading papers in an issue of a journal of better “quality”?

Victor Ginsburgh 25 May 2012

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There exists a lively debate among scientists about evaluation methods. Some prefer peer review-based research assessments, while others think that bibliometric citation-based methods should be used as a verifiable mechanism for promotion and distribution of public research funds. Like peer reviews, but for other reasons, citations suffer from several problems. One of them is that they are related to the order in which editors arrange the sequence of papers in each issue of a journal.

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Topics:  Education Frontiers of economic research

Tags:  academia, academic papers, evaluation, quality control