nep-sog New Economics Papers
on Sociology of Economics
Issue of 2020‒11‒16
three papers chosen by
Jonas Holmström
Axventure AB

  1. Three tribes: the uneasy relations between economics and economic history By Martina Cioni; Giovanni Federico; Michelangelo Vasta
  2. Do Working Papers Increase Journal Citations? Evidence from the Top 5 Journals in Economics By Klaus Wohlrabe; Constantin Bürgi

  1. By: Martina Cioni; Giovanni Federico; Michelangelo Vasta
    Abstract: We argue that economic history still remains a distinct field in economics. We rely on a new database of almost 3,300 economic history articles published from 2001 to 2018 in top economic history journals and in ten leading economics journals. The share of economic history articles in economics journals has increased very little, cross-citations are limited and only few authors publish in both economics and economic history journals. As expected, publishing in top five economic journals yields many more citations than in top field journals, but this is not necessarily true for other prestigious economic journals
    Keywords: bibliometric analysis, citations, economic history, economics journals
    JEL: A12 N01
    Date: 2020–10
  2. By: Klaus Wohlrabe; Constantin Bürgi
    Abstract: Does it pay off in terms of citations to issue an article as a working paper before it is published in a refereed journal? We show empirically that the answer is yes, using 3167 articles published in five of the top journals in economics between 2000 and 2010. The effect is an around 25% higher number of citations on average across the investigated journals.
    Keywords: working paper, peer review, citations, RePEc, preprint
    JEL: A10 A12
    Date: 2020
  3. By: Hossan, Dalowar
    Abstract: The aim of this study is to identify the features of fraudulent journals. Fraudulent and clone journals wasted valuable manuscripts when scholars and authors publish their works in these journals. Fraud journals publish the articles without reviewing process with a high rate of fee while the name and ISSN of clone journals are identical to the original journals. Purposive sampling technique as well as document analysis method have been used to conduct this research. Two clone versions and two fraud journals of the SCOPUS indexing journals have been selected for reviewing their articles. Based on the discussion of this study, researchers found some characteristics of predatory/fraud/ clone journals that will help the scholars to avoid publishing on fake journals.......
    Date: 2020–09–29

This nep-sog issue is ©2020 by Jonas Holmström. It is provided as is without any express or implied warranty. It may be freely redistributed in whole or in part for any purpose. If distributed in part, please include this notice.
General information on the NEP project can be found at For comments please write to the director of NEP, Marco Novarese at <>. Put “NEP” in the subject, otherwise your mail may be rejected.
NEP’s infrastructure is sponsored by the School of Economics and Finance of Massey University in New Zealand.