Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/171441
Authors: 
Kapeller, Jakob
Steinerberger, Stefan
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
ICAE Working Paper Series 66
Abstract: 
We model the academic production process understood as the creation, submission, evaluation and publication of papers: scientists produce manuscripts to the best of their abilities and try to publish them in academic journals, which rely on referees to judge the submissions. The resulting model is able to reproduce several properties of the journal-landscape but also illustrates that even under unrealistically optimistic assumptions the process of scientific publishing will give rise to several universal emergent phenomena for purely mathematical reasons: the efficiency of scientific publishing is delicate and very unstable.
Subjects: 
Citation metrics
simulation
reviewing
manuscript quality
submission behavior
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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