ERIC Number: EJ369777
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1988
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Scholarly Consensus and Journal Rejection Rates.
Hargens, Lowell L.
American Sociological Review, v53 n1 p139-51 Feb 1988
Analysis demonstrates that interdisciplinary variation in scholarly journal rejection rates is linked to variation in consensus, not to journal space shortages; rejection rates are a good indicator of consensus. The different prospects authors face when submitting manuscripts to different journals result from structural differences between the scholarly communities to which they belong. (BJV)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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