nep-sog New Economics Papers
on Sociology of Economics
Issue of 2020‒10‒26
two papers chosen by
Jonas Holmström
Axventure AB

  1. How Can I Share My Work? A Review of the Open Access Policies of IS Journals By Doyle, Cathal
  2. Research Funding and Collaboration. By Benjamin Davies; Jason Gush; Shaun C. Hendy; Adam B. Jaffe

  1. By: Doyle, Cathal (Victoria University of Wellington)
    Abstract: The traditional route of publishing an article and moving on to the next project is changing, where authors need to consider making their research more open. Open access (OA) is one open science concept that is often put forward as an approach that should be adopted to make research freely available to the public. However, while different entities can offer guidance, help, and nudges to authors to try and promote the practice of OA, it will not become a norm until the authors themselves adopt it into their own practices. In this study, we explain the components of OA; conduct a review of the OA policies of IS journals; and then discuss how IS researchers can improve the impacts of their research outputs and develop their academic profile by practicing OA This paper is a preprint of a paper accepted at HICSS 2021 (
    Date: 2020–09–27
  2. By: Benjamin Davies (Motu Economic and Public Policy Research, Wellington, New Zealand, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA); Jason Gush (Royal Society Te Ap?rangi, Wellington, New Zealand); Shaun C. Hendy (University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand); Adam B. Jaffe (Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, USA, MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, MA, USA, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research, Wellington, New Zealand Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia)
    Abstract: We analyse whether research funding contests promote co-authorship. Our analysis combines Scopus publication records with data on applications to the Marsden Fund, the premiere source of funding for basic research in New Zealand. On average, and after controlling for observable and unobservable heterogeneity, applicant pairs were 13.8 percentage points more likely to co-author in a given year if they co-proposed during the previous ten years than if they did not. This co-authorship rate was not significantly higher among funded pairs. However, when we increase post-proposal publication lags towards the length of a typical award, we find that funding, rather than participation, promotes co-authorship.
    Keywords: co-authorship; Marsden Fund; science funding; scientific collaboration
    JEL: O31 O38
    Date: 2020–10

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