Publication
Title
Fallout and miss in journal peer review
Author
Abstract
Purpose - The authors exploit the analogy between journal peer review and information retrieval in order to quantify some imperfections of journal peer review. Design/methodology/approach - The authors define fallout rate and missing rate in order to describe quantitatively the weak papers that were accepted and the strong papers that were missed, respectively. To assess the quality of manuscripts the authors use bibliometric measures. Findings - Fallout rate and missing rate are put in relation with the hitting rate and success rate. Conclusions are drawn on what fraction of weak papers will be accepted in order to have a certain fraction of strong accepted papers. Originality/value - The paper illustrates that these curves are new in peer review research when interpreted in the information retrieval terminology.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of documentation / Aslib. - London, 1945, currens
Publication
Bingley : Emerald group publishing limited, 2013
ISSN
0022-0418 [print]
1758-7379 [online]
Volume/pages
69:3(2013), p. 411-416
ISI
000320742000005
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Research group
Publication type
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 04.12.2014
Last edited 14.06.2017
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