Academic Publishing Behavior and Pay Across Business Fields

56 Pages Posted: 9 Nov 2021 Last revised: 28 Nov 2022

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Jon A. Garfinkel

University of Iowa - Tippie College of Business

Mosab Hammoudeh

California State University, Fullerton - College of Business and Economics

James Weston

Rice University - Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business

Date Written: October 25, 2022

Abstract

Business School faculty salaries are strongly correlated with top-ranked-journal publications. However, publishing outside the top-ranked journals is rewarded differently across fields, and the rewards are significantly lower in finance for publication outside of the “Top-3” (JF, JFE, RFS). Revealed preferences from a journal submission survey suggests these incentives guide finance scholars’ journal submission strategies. The lower probability of a top publication in finance raises their marginal value, leading to a higher average compensation structure. Opportunity costs of academic finance (versus finance industry) are also larger than those of other departments.

Keywords: Academic Pay, Publications, Journal Submission Preferences

JEL Classification: J24

Suggested Citation

Garfinkel, Jon A. and Hammoudeh, Mosab and Weston, James Peter, Academic Publishing Behavior and Pay Across Business Fields (October 25, 2022). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3949933 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3949933

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Rice University - Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business ( email )

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