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Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-51529

Osterloh, Margit; Frey, Bruno S (2011). Input Control and Random Choice: Improving the Selection Process for Journal Articles. Working paper series / Department of Economics No. 25, University of Zurich.

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Abstract

The process by which scholarly papers are selected for publication in a journal is faced with serious problems. The referees rarely agree and often are biased. This paper discusses two alternative measures to evaluate scholars. The first alternative suggests input control. The second one proposes that the referees should decide only whether a paper reaches a minimal level of quality. Within the resulting set, each paper should be chosen randomly. This procedure has advantages but also disadvantages. The more weight that is given to input control and random mechanism, the more likely it is that unconventional and innovative articles are published.

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Item Type:Working Paper
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Economics
Working Paper Series > Department of Economics
DDC:330 Economics
JEL Classification:A1, A10, D02, H83, L23, M50
Language:English
Date:September 2011
Deposited On:25 Nov 2011 10:13
Last Modified:12 Sep 2012 14:53
Series Name:Working paper series / Department of Economics
ISSN:1664-7041
Official URL:http://www.econ.uzh.ch/wp.html

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