More journal comparisons
A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post on comparing journals by using the full distribution of their articles’ citations. I’m working on putting together a concise summary of these distributions, but in the meantime I thought I’d show two more interesting comparisons. The first compares the 2016-2021 distribution of top-5 econ journals’ annual […]Read more
How to pick which journal to submit your manuscript to
There are many high-quality journals out there and choosing which one to submit your paper to can be a daunting task. Below, I offer some suggestions. A great starting point is your manuscript’s reference section. Identify the papers most closely related to yours and tabulate the journals that published them. Think of a few more […]Read more
Has it gotten harder to publish in top economics journals?
In a fascinating series of graphs, David Card and Stefano DellaVigna document that submissions to the top 5 economics journals have gone up from about 3,000 per year in the early 1990s to over 7,000 per year in the mid-2010s, while acceptance rates have decreased from 10-15% to 2.4-5.6%. A natural interpretation of these trends […]Read more
Just how significant are publication lags?
Generally, Academic Sequitur finds papers as soon as they are posted online. Increasingly, journals are posting papers as soon as they are accepted and correctly formatted (some even before then!), which means that when the “official” new issue is announced, the papers it consists of could have been hanging out on the web for months […]Read more
Why I made Academic Sequitur
Mitch Kapor wrote “Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant.” My own experience with this when it comes to staying up to date on research couldn’t be more accurate. I started as an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois in 2011. Somewhere around 2015, I decided I […]Read more