Metadata Characteristics as Predictors for Editor Selectivity in a Current Awareness Service

Krichel, Thomas and Bakkalbasi, Nisa Metadata Characteristics as Predictors for Editor Selectivity in a Current Awareness Service., 2005 . In 68th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST), Charlotte (US), 28 October - 2 November 2005. [Conference paper]

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English abstract

RePEc is a large digital library for the economics community. “NEP: New Economics Papers” is a current awareness service for recent additions to RePEc. The service is run by volunteer editors. They filter new additions to RePEc into subject-specific reports. The intended purpose of this current awareness service is to filter papers by subject matter without any judgment of their academic quality. We use binary logistic regression analysis to estimate the probability of a paper being included in any of the subject reports as a function of a range of observable variables. Our analysis suggests that, contrary to their own claims, editors use quality criteria. These include the reputation of the series as well as the reputation of the authors. Our findings suggest that a current awareness service can be used as a first step of a peer-review process.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: RePEc ; current awareness services ; filtering ; subject indexing
Subjects: I. Information treatment for information services > IC. Index languages, processes and schemes.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HR. Portals.
I. Information treatment for information services > II. Filtering.
Depositing user: Norm Medeiros
Date deposited: 10 Mar 2006
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:02
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/6965

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