The ‘journal game’16 February, 2016 at 14:20 | Posted in Economics | 2 Comments
Many of the submissions do not appear to be written in order to further economic knowledge. Whilst I fully understand the pressure on authors, particularly young academics, it is still disheartening that so many economists seem to be playing the ‘journal game’, i.e. producing variations on a theme that are uninteresting and which do not enlighten.
John Hey (Managing Editor of The Economic Journal)
Sad to say, if anything, things have gotten even worse since Hey wrote this back in 1997.
Fortunately there are a few exceptions to the rule, like Cambridge Journal of Economics, Journal of Post-Keynesian Economics, and Real-World Economics Review, journals full of articles that are both interesting and do enlighten.