On Performance of Peer Review for Academic Journals: Analysis Based on Distributed Parallel System

Authored by Ning Cai, Zong-Yuan Tan, Jian Zhou, Sheng-Guo Zhang

Date Published: 2019

DOI: 10.1109/access.2019.2896978

Sponsors: Chinese National Natural Science Foundation

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A simulation model based on parallel systems is established, aiming to explore the relation between the number of submissions and the overall standard of academic journals within a similar discipline under peer review. The model can effectively simulate the submission, review, and acceptance behaviors of academic journals in a distributed manner. According to the simulation experiments, it could possibly happen that the overall standard of academic journals deteriorates due to excessive submissions.
Publications Agent-based model peer review Academic journals Parallel systems Simulation model