nep-sog New Economics Papers
on Sociology of Economics
Issue of 2015‒10‒25
two papers chosen by
Jonas Holmström
Axventure AB

  1. Social Ties in Academia: A Friend is a Treasure By Colussi, Tommaso
  2. Making Open Science a Reality By OECD

  1. By: Colussi, Tommaso (IZA)
    Abstract: This paper employs a unique dataset on articles, authors and editors of the top general interest journals in economics to investigate the role of social connections in the publication process. Ties between editors and authors are identified based on their academic histories. Results show that an editor's former PhD students and faculty colleagues experience an increase in their publication outcomes when this editor is in charge of a journal. The analysis of articles' citations suggests that connections ultimately improve the quality of published papers.
    Keywords: academia, networks, human capital
    JEL: A1 I23 J24
    Date: 2015–10
  2. By: OECD
    Abstract: Open science commonly refers to efforts to make the output of publicly funded research more widely accessible in digital format to the scientific community, the business sector, or society more generally. Open science is the encounter between the age-old tradition of openness in science and the tools of information and communications technologies (ICTs) that have reshaped the scientific enterprise and require a critical look from policy makers seeking to promote long-term research as well as innovation.
    Date: 2015–10–15

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