How often do economists self-archive? (fwd)
harnad at ECS.SOTON.AC.UK
Thu Feb 8 20:50:51 EST 2007
An important paper from Ted Bergstrom. -- SH
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Date: Thu, 8 Feb 2007 19:10:14 EST
From: Ted Bergstrom <tedb at econ.ucsb.edu>
To: liblicense-l at lists.yale.edu
Subject: How often do economists self-archive?
I have just self-archived a new paper called "How often do
economists self-archive?" by Rosemary Lavaty and me.
The paper can be found at
We sampled two recent issues of each of 33 economics journals, a
total of about 700 articles.
We used google to search for a freely available paper on the web
that has the same title and same author(s).
About 90 percent of the papers in the 15 most frequently cited
journals are available.
About 50 percent of the remaining papers are available. A
similar study finds about 30 percent of the papers in political
science. We ran a linear regression in an attempt to identify
the effects of author and journal characteristics on the
propensity to post. We comment on some related work and discuss
the likely implications of widespread self-archiving for the
pricing and profitability of subscription-based journals.
I promise that this is not the beginning of a series: "How often
do economists xxxx", though I would not be averse to a series
"How often do xxxx's self-archive.
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