Supply and demand in scholarly publishing: An analysis of factors associated with journal acceptance rates

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There are many indicators of journal quality and prestige. Although acceptance rates are discussed anecdotally, there has been little systematic exploration of the relationship between acceptance rates and other journal characteristics. This study examines such relationships for a set of 1,273 journals across multiple domains. The results suggest that acceptance rate is indirectly correlated with citation-based indicators and directly correlated with journal age. These relationships are most pronounced in the most prestigious journals and vary by discipline.

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