AER Editors, Coeditors, and Board Members
Benno Torgler and
Chapter 5 in A Century of American Economic Review: Insights on Critical Factors in Journal Publishing, 2013, pp 57-80 from Palgrave Macmillan
Abstract Our examination of the individual profiles of three recent editors and a large set of coeditors and editorial board members reveals that around 75 per cent of the latter have a Ph.D. from a leading institution. On average, a coeditor (board member) has 39 (14) journal publications, and board members are significantly younger than coeditors. We find no indication of editorial favoritism (“connection awards”) when identifying and separately reporting three author/editor connections (departmental colleagues, same doctoral institution, same former university affiliation). Papers authored by individuals with personal ties to the editor are of no lower quality than those written by individuals unconnected to the editor.
Keywords: coeditors; connections and paper quality; editors; editorial board members; favoritism (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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