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Paper 103_elpub2010:
Predictive validity of editorial decisions at an open access journa: A case study on Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics

id 103_elpub2010
authors Bornmann, Lutz; Daniel, Hans-Dieter
year 2010
title Predictive validity of editorial decisions at an open access journa: A case study on Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
source 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
summary 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.
keywords public peer review, open access, predictive validity
series ELPUB:2010
type normal paper
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urn:nbn urn:nbn:se:elpub-103_elpub2010
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