Economics is unusual among academic disciplines in the emphasis it places on publication in a narrow set of top journals:
No top fives, no worries?
John Gibson, 6 June 2014
US and them: The geography of academic research
Jishnu Das, Quy-Toan Do, 11 February 2014
The world has globalised massively, but Bardhan (2003) and many others worry that academic publication has not. He asserts that researchers working on countries other than the US do not get a fair deal in the top economic journals.
Challenging times in academia
John Hudson, 11 November 2013
The world of academia has changed over the last forty years. In those far-off days university lecturers might write a paper every few years, and this served to sustain their position and reputation. Now, every eight years or so, academics and universities in the UK are subject to an evaluation of their work. This is just one of a number of similar exercises across the world (Abramo et al.
Nine facts about top journals in economics
David Card, Stefano DellaVigna, 21 January 2013
Publications in the top journals have a powerful influence on the direction of research in economics, on the career paths of young researchers (Conley et al. 2011), and on the pay of academic economists. To what extent has the publication process in these journals changed over the past few decades? Remarkably little comprehensive evidence exists on the topic.
World-leading economics research in Europe
Andrew J Oswald, 24 January 2009
“Quality that is world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour…comparable to the best work in the field or sub-field whether conducted in the UK or elsewhere.
Evaluating journal performance using inside data
Ivan Cherkashin, Svetlana Demidova, Susumu Imai, Kala Krishna, 28 June 2008
There are many uncertainties associated with publishing in economics. A paper must be written, find sympathetic referees who do not demand impossible revisions, be somehow (and often iteratively) revised to the referees’ satisfaction, be deemed acceptable by the editor, and finally published. At each stage, the process could end abruptly.
- A tale of two depressions: What do the new data tell us? February 2010 updateEichengreen, O’Rourke
- Educated in America: College graduates and high school dropoutsHeckman, LaFontaine
- Eurozone breakup would trigger the mother of all financial crisesEichengreen
- Panic-driven austerity in the Eurozone and its implicationsDe Grauwe, Ji
- Debt, deleveraging, and the liquidity trap: A new modelKrugman
Cadot, de Melo, 16 June 2014