Predictive validity of editorial decisions at an open access journa: A case study on Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
||Bornmann, Lutz; Daniel, Hans-Dieter
||Predictive validity of editorial decisions at an open access journa: A case study on Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
||ELPUB2010. Publishing in the networked world: Transforming the Nature of Communication, 14th International Conference on Electronic Publishing 16-18 June 2010, Helsinki, Finland/ Edited by: Turid Hedlund and Yasar Tonta. ISBN 978-952-232-086-5, URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10227/599 pp. 40-44
||In this study we investigate the quality of the selection process of an open access (OA) journal, taking as an example the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (ACP). ACP is working with a new system of public peer review. We examined the predictive validity of the ACP peer review system - namely, whether the process selects the best of the manuscripts submitted. We have data for 1111 manuscripts that went through the complete ACP selection process in the years 2001 to 2006. The predictive validity was investigated on the basis of citation counts for the later published manuscripts. The results of the citation analysis confirm the predictive validity of the editorial decisions at ACP: They covary with citation counts for the published manuscripts.
||public peer review, open access, predictive validity
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