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dc.contributor.authorGibson, John
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, David L.
dc.contributor.authorTressler, John
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-08T04:10:03Z
dc.date.available2012-10-08T04:10:03Z
dc.date.issued2012-08
dc.identifier.citationGibson, J., Anderson, D.L. & Tressler, J. (2012). Which journal rankings best explain academic salaries? Evidence from the University of California. (Department of Economics Working Paper Series, Number 10/12). Hamilton, New Zealand: University of Waikato.en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10289/6690
dc.description.abstractThe ranking of an academic journal is important to authors, universities, journal publishers and research funders. Rankings are gaining prominence as countries adopt regular research assessment exercises that especially reward publication in high impact journals. Yet even within a rankings-oriented discipline like economics there is no agreement on how aggressively lower ranked journals are down-weighted and in how wide is the universe of journals considered. Moreover, since it is typically less costly for authors to cite superfluous references, whether of their own volition or prompted by editors, than it is to ignore relevant ones, rankings based on citations may be easily manipulated. In contrast, when the merits of publication in one journal or another are debated during hiring, promotion and salary decisions, the evaluators are choosing over actions with costly consequences. We therefore look to the academic labor market, using data on economists in the University of California system to relate their lifetime publications in 700 different academic journals to salary. We test amongst various sets of journal rankings, and publication discount rates, to see which are most congruent with the returns implied by the academic labor market.en_NZ
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Waikatoen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDepartment of Economics Working Paper Series
dc.rights©2012 The Authorsen_NZ
dc.subjectJournal rankingsen_NZ
dc.subjectAcademic labor marketen_NZ
dc.titleWhich journal rankings best explain academic salaries? Evidence from the University of Californiaen_NZ
dc.typeWorking Paperen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/ecin.12107en_NZ
uow.relation.series10/12
dc.relation.isPartOfWorking Paper in Economicsen_NZ
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