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The Academic Review Process: How Can We Make it More Efficient?


Ofer H. Azar


Ben-Gurion University of the Negev - Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management


American Economist, Forthcoming

Abstract:     
Recently many editors try to reduce the turnaround times of academic journals. Shorter turnaround times, however, will induce many additional submissions of low-quality papers, increasing significantly the workload of editors and referees, and the number of rejections prior to publication. I suggest several ideas how editors can shorten turnaround times and four ideas how they can still avoid frivolous submissions, thus improving the review process efficiency: higher submission fees; requiring authors to review papers in proportion to their submissions; using differential editorial delay - letting low-quality papers wait more; and banning papers from being submitted after a certain number of rejections.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 32

Keywords: Academic publishing, first response times, editorial process, review process, refereeing

JEL Classification: A1, A2, I2, J44, Z0

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Date posted: February 21, 2005  

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Azar, Ofer H., The Academic Review Process: How Can We Make it More Efficient?. American Economist, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=670001

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Ben-Gurion University of the Negev - Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management ( email )
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Beer-Sheva, 84105
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