Coauthor Favoritism in the Review of Financial Studies?

15 Pages Posted: 20 Jan 2021

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Emre Kuvvet

Nova Southeastern University

Date Written: May 27, 2019


This study examines whether the coauthors of executive editors of the Review of Financial Studies published more papers during the editor’ tenure. The paper finds that not all executive editors are created equal concerning their impartiality toward their coauthors. The results show that George Andrew Karolyi’s coauthors published more articles during his tenure relative to the control period and that, proxied by the number of citations, the quality of those articles were lower.

Keywords: Editorial Process; Journal Editor; Favoritism; Coauthor; Academic Networking

JEL Classification: A10; A11; A14; A19; I23; I24; J44

Suggested Citation

Kuvvet, Emre, Coauthor Favoritism in the Review of Financial Studies? (May 27, 2019). Available at SSRN: or

Emre Kuvvet (Contact Author)

Nova Southeastern University ( email )

Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33314
United States

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