Single versus multiple submissions in the publication process

dc.contributor.advisor Harvey Lapan
dc.contributor.advisor Giancarlo Moschini
dc.contributor.author Gao, Ying
dc.contributor.department Economics
dc.date 2018-08-11T09:43:10.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T02:29:04Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T02:29:04Z
dc.date.copyright Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2009
dc.date.embargo 2013-06-05
dc.date.issued 2009-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>In this dissertation, we develop a model to investigate some implications of single and multiple submissions policies of academic journals. We make the following four assumptions. First, authors are identical and they produce papers with the same quality distribution; Second, there are only two journals and their quality standards are common knowledge; Third, the errors in the referee's assessment of papers' quality are uncorrelated. Finally, if a paper is rejected by a journal it can not be resubmitted to the same journal in the future. We find that if multiple submissions were allowed, the average quality of accepted papers could be higher or lower than those in the single submission case. Therefore, a multiple-submission policy may not necessarily deteriorate the quality of published papers. In addition, we find that, as authors become less patient they are more likely to choose multiple submissions, and if authors are sufficiently patient they never choose multiple submissions. Thus, authors who are not very patient suffer more from the prevailing policy of prohibiting multiple submissions. We also found that under the situation that authors are patient enough, whether multiple-submission may occur in their optimal submission strategy depends on the magnitude of publication benefit in the high quality journal. When the publication benefit in the high quality journal is small enough, authors will never include multiple-submission in their optimal strategy.</p>
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dc.identifier archive/lib.dr.iastate.edu/etd/10520/
dc.identifier.articleid 1539
dc.identifier.contextkey 2802567
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-3108
dc.identifier.s3bucket isulib-bepress-aws-west
dc.identifier.submissionpath etd/10520
dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/24726
dc.language.iso en
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dc.subject.disciplines Economics
dc.title Single versus multiple submissions in the publication process
dc.type article
dc.type.genre dissertation
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thesis.degree.level dissertation
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy
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