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Problems with publishing: existing state and solutions


Frey, Bruno S (2005). Problems with publishing: existing state and solutions. European Journal of Law and Economics, 19(2):173-190.

Abstract

Survival in academia depends on publications in refereed journals. Authors only get their papers accepted if they intellectually prostitute themselves by slavishly following the demands made by anonymous referees without property rights to the journals they advise. Intellectual prostitution is neither beneficial to suppliers nor consumers. But it is avoidable. The editor (with property rights to the journal) should make the basic decision of whether a paper is worth publishing or not. The referees should only offer suggestions on how to improve the paper. The author may disregard this advice. This reduces intellectual prostitution and produces more original publications

Abstract

Survival in academia depends on publications in refereed journals. Authors only get their papers accepted if they intellectually prostitute themselves by slavishly following the demands made by anonymous referees without property rights to the journals they advise. Intellectual prostitution is neither beneficial to suppliers nor consumers. But it is avoidable. The editor (with property rights to the journal) should make the basic decision of whether a paper is worth publishing or not. The referees should only offer suggestions on how to improve the paper. The author may disregard this advice. This reduces intellectual prostitution and produces more original publications

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:National licences > 142-005
Dewey Decimal Classification:Unspecified
Scopus Subject Areas:Social Sciences & Humanities > Business and International Management
Social Sciences & Humanities > Economics and Econometrics
Social Sciences & Humanities > Law
Language:English
Date:1 April 2005
Deposited On:21 Dec 2018 17:49
Last Modified:15 Apr 2020 21:32
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0929-1261
OA Status:Green
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/s10657-005-5426-7
Related URLs:https://www.swissbib.ch/Search/Results?lookfor=nationallicencespringer101007s1065700554267 (Library Catalogue)

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