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Category Text Publication
Reference Category Journals
DOI 10.1111/1477-9552.12473
Licence creative commons licence
Title (Primary) A note on performance indicators for agricultural economic journals
Author Finger, R.; Droste, N.; Bartkowski, B.; Ang, F.
Source Titel Journal of Agricultural Economics
Year 2022
Department OEKON
Volume 73
Issue 2
Page From 614
Page To 620
Language englisch
Topic T5 Future Landscapes
Keywords agricultural economics; journal performance; journal rankings
Abstract We investigate various performance indicators of ten leading journals in the field of Agricultural Economics and Policy over the period from 2000 to 2020. More specifically, we combine various data sources to derive a coherent record of indicators including acceptance rates, times between submission and first response and impact factors. We show that, for the discipline at large, the turn-around times have decreased, and impact factors have increased substantially over time. However, this has been accompanied by a sharp decrease in the proportion of accepted articles. Our analysis also reveals large differences across journals in all dimensions. Results show there is no free lunch, that is, authors face trade-offs. For example, submitting to a higher impact factor journal means on average longer turn-around time and lower acceptance rates. The dataset compiled and presented here gives the first coherent overview of relevant information to guide authors’ submission decisions, and inform our fellow professionals.
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Finger, R., Droste, N., Bartkowski, B., Ang, F. (2022):
A note on performance indicators for agricultural economic journals
J. Agric. Econ. 73 (2), 614 - 620 10.1111/1477-9552.12473