On the Horizon: Volume 16 Issue 4


Table of contents - Special Issue: Publishing, refereeing, rankings, and the future of heterodox economics

Guest Editors: Wolfram Elsner, Frederic S. Lee

Publishing, ranking, and the future of heterodox economics

Frederic S. Lee, Wolfram Elsner

The purpose of the “Introduction” is to provide the motivation and context for the articles of this special issue and an overview and summary of the contributions that follow.


Barriers to entry: heterodox publishing in mainstream journals

Jack Reardon

The purpose of this paper is to empirically ascertain whether an ideological barrier to entry exists, preventing heterodox economists from publishing in mainstream journals.


Heterodox economics and dissemination of research through the internet: the experience of RePEc and NEP

Marco Novarese, Christian Zimmermann

This paper seeks to study how the democratization of the diffusion of research through the internet could have helped non‐traditional fields of research.


Heterodox economics and the future of academic publishing

Peter E. Earl

This paper aims to examine the role that academic publishers have historically played and how this is being undermined by the revolution in information and communications


Journals as constituents of scientific discourse: economic heterodoxy

Wilfred Dolfsma, Loet Leydesdorff

This paper aims to provide a view and analysis of the immediate field of journals that surround a number of key heterodox economics journals.

Journal citation among heterodox economists 1995‐2007: dynamics of community emergence

Bruce Cronin

This study aims to investigate the pattern among 17 heterodox economic journals over a prolonged period to provide evidence about the social dynamics among the group of

A case for ranking heterodox journals and departments

Frederic S. Lee

The purpose of this paper is to present, for the first time, a case for ranking heterodox journals and departments.


Moral rights and wrongs of research funding

Therese Jefferson

The aim of this paper is to demonstrate the importance of being vigilant in the implications of all indicators of research output, quality and impact that are used in research


Can the principles of heterodox political economy explain its own re‐emergence and development?

Phillip Anthony O'Hara

This paper seeks to evaluate how some of the core general principles of heterodox political economy (HPE) can be applied to the issue of how HPE has managed to undergo resurgence

Submission from the Association for Heterodox Economics to the international benchmarking review on research assessment

Alan Freeman

This paper aims to make a submission to the UK's Economic and Social Research Council as part of its international benchmarking review of economics.


The assessment of economics journals in Italy

Arturo Hermann

The purpose of this paper is to outline the system of assessment of economics journals in Italy, with particular attention to its implications for the development of a heterodox


News from down under

J.E. King, Peter Kriesler

This brief paper seeks to identify three potential threats to the future of heterodox economics in Australia.


Ranking and the prospects of heterodox economics in Greece

Andriana Vlachou

The purpose of this paper is to present the past experience of ranking of journals and Economics departments in Greece.

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