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Accept Me, Accept Me Not: What Do Journal Acceptance Rates Really Mean?

12 Pages Posted: 28 Jan 2020 Last revised: 2 Sep 2021 Publication Status: Under Review

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Rachel Herbert

International Center for the Study of Research

Abstract

This study considers what journal acceptance rates really can tell a submitting author about a journal and whether the rate is a signal of other attributes of a journal – impact or quality, for example.

The Chinese language version is available here: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3914541

Keywords: journal metrics, acceptance rate

Suggested Citation

Herbert, Rachel, Accept Me, Accept Me Not: What Do Journal Acceptance Rates Really Mean? (February 15, 2020). International Center for the Study of Research Paper No. Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3526365 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3526365

Rachel Herbert (Contact Author)

International Center for the Study of Research ( email )

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