Harvard Business Review: Do Academic Journals Favor Researchers from Their Own Institutions?

Harvard Business Review: Do Academic Journals Favor Researchers from Their Own Institutions?. “Are academic journals impartial? While many would suggest that academic journals work for the advancement of knowledge and science, we show this is not always the case. In a recent study, we find that two international relations (IR) journals favor articles written by authors who share the journal’s institutional affiliation. We term this phenomenon ‘academic in-group bias.'”