Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/162404
Authors: 
Osterloh, Margit
Frey, Bruno S.
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper Series, University of Zurich, Department of Economics 25
Abstract: 
The process by which scholarly papers are selected for publication in a journal is faced with serious problems. The referees rarely agree and often are biased. This paper discusses two alternative measures to evaluate scholars. The first alternative suggests input control. The second one proposes that the referees should decide only whether a paper reaches a minimal level of quality. Within the resulting set, each paper should be chosen randomly. This procedure has advantages but also disadvantages. The more weight that is given to input control and random mechanism, the more likely it is that unconventional and innovative articles are published.
JEL: 
A1
A10
D02
H83
L23
M50
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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