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Title: Factors determining authors’ willingness to wait for editorial decisions from economic history journals
Authors: Poelmans, Eline
Rousseau, Sandra
Issue Date: May-2014
Conference: Annual conference of the Economic and Business History Society edition:39 location:Manchester, UK date:29-31 May 2014
Abstract: In this contribution, we measure how long researchers are willing to wait (WTW) for an editorial decision on the acceptance or rejection of a submitted manuscript. This measure serves as a proxy for the expected value of a publication to a researcher in the field of economic, business and financial history. We analyze how this WTW measure varies with the characteristics of the submitting authors themselves. We distinguish the impact of personal characteristics (including age, gender and geographic location) as well as work-related characteristics (including research discipline, affiliation and academic position). To identify the factors determining economic history authors’ WTW for editorial decisions, we use a valuation technique known as stated choice experiments. Our results show that respondents found the standing of the journal to be at least as important as its ISI impact factor. Moreover, we find differences in publication culture between economic and history departments. Overall, researchers’ willingness to wait is influenced to a greater extent by the research discipline in which the respondents are active (history versus economics), than by their personal characteristics (e.g. the education or the type of PhD they obtained.
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IMa
Appears in Collections:Research Centre for Globalization, Innovation and Competition, Campus Brussels (-)
Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) - miscellaneous
Research Centre for Economics and Corporate Sustainability, Campus Brussels
Department of ECON-CEDON, Campus Brussels

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