Discussion paper

DP16990 From conference submission to publication and citations: Evidence from the EARIE conference

Disseminating research results through academic conferences is important for scientific progress.
We shed light on this process and on research in IO using data from five annual conferences
of the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics (EARIE). Our data has the
advantage that we observe the grades that each submission received from two members of the
scientific committee, and also observe whether, where, and when submitted papers were pub-
lished, and how many citations published papers have received. Among other things, we find
disagreements between reviewers about grades in almost half of the cases, though large disagree-
ments occurred in only 6% of the cases. Between 40% 50% of the submitted papers remain
unpublished years after the conference and those that are published, take over 3 years to get
published. Presentation at the conference is associated with a higher likelihood of publishing in
an IO journal, although only 19% of the published papers are in IO journals. Empirical papers
and co-authored papers are more likely to get published and get more citations when published.
Accepted papers receive more citations when published and publications in economics journals
receive substantially fewer citations than publications in adjacent fields like entrepreneurship
and finance.


Spiegel, Y and O Toivanen (2022), ‘DP16990 From conference submission to publication and citations: Evidence from the EARIE conference‘, CEPR Discussion Paper No. 16990. CEPR Press, Paris & London. https://cepr.org/publications/dp16990