Lowell L. Hargens and Jerald R. Herting. 2006. Analyzing the association between referees’ recommendations and editors’ decisions Scientometrics 67 (1): 15-26

The association between referee recommendations and editorial decisions at two scholarly journals are analysed. The method enables researchers to (1) determine the number of latent dimensions needed to account for this association, and (2) estimate scale values for both the referee-recommendation and the editorial-decision categories.