A list of published and unpublished papers is below. Mouseover the “official” or “preprint” link for an abstract. If you would like to cite a draft, please email me at remco (dot) heesen (at) uwa (dot) edu (dot) au so I can send you the latest version if it’s different from the one available here. You can also email me with any questions or comments you may have.

Peer-reviewed publications

Is Peer Review a Good Idea? (with Liam Kofi Bright).
The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, forthcoming. ISSN 1464-3537.
official (open access) published version bib Daily Nous coverage

Epistemic Diversity and Editor Decisions: A Statistical Matthew Effect (with Jan-Willem Romeijn).
Philosophers’ Imprint, 19(39): 1–20, 2019. ISSN 1533-628X.
official (open access) published version bib

The Credit Incentive to Be a Maverick.
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 76: 5–12, 2019. ISSN 0039-3681.
official (open access) published version bib

Vindicating Methodological Triangulation (with Liam Kofi Bright and Andrew Zucker).
Synthese, 196(8): 3067–3081, 2019. ISSN 1573-0964.
official (open access) published version bib video

Why the Reward Structure of Science Makes Reproducibility Problems Inevitable.
The Journal of Philosophy, 115(12): 661–674, 2018. ISSN 0022-362X.
official penultimate version bib

When Journal Editors Play Favorites.*
Philosophical Studies, 175(4): 831–858, 2018. ISSN 0031-8116.
official (open access) published version bib
* – Included in The Philosopher’s Annual, vol. 38, 2018. Editors’ summary.

A Role for Judgment Aggregation in Coauthoring Scientific Papers (with Liam Kofi Bright and Haixin Dang).
Erkenntnis, 83(2): 231–252, 2018. ISSN 1572-8420.
official (open access) published version bib

Communism and the Incentive to Share in Science.
Philosophy of Science, 84(4): 698–716, 2017. ISSN 0031-8248.
official published version bib

Academic Superstars: Competent or Lucky?
Synthese, 194(11): 4499–4518, 2017. ISSN 1573-0964.
official (open access) published version bib

A Game-Theoretic Approach to Peer Disagreement (with Pieter van der Kolk).
Erkenntnis, 81(6): 1345–1368, 2016. ISSN 1572-8420.
official (open access) published version bib

How Much Evidence Should One Collect?
Philosophical Studies, 172(9): 2299–2313, 2015. ISSN 0031-8116.
official penultimate version bib

The Bounded Strength of Weak Expectations (with Jan Sprenger).
Mind, 120(479): 819–832, 2011. ISSN 0026-4423.
official penultimate version bib


Jury Theorems for Peer Review (with Marcus Arvan and Liam Kofi Bright).

The Necessity of Commensuration Bias in Grant Peer Review.

The Young-(Helmholtz)-Maxwell Theory of Color Vision.

Three Ways To Become An Academic Superstar.
NB: A significantly revised version of this paper is published in Synthese as “Academic Superstars: Competent or Lucky?”. It is available elsewhere on this page.

Other publications

Review of Thomas Boyer-Kassem, Conor Mayo-Wilson, and Michael Weisberg’s Scientific Collaboration and Collective Knowledge.
Philosophy of Science, 86(1): 192–198, 2019. ISSN 0031-8248.
official published version bib

Laat het oor niet hangen naar een televisiepresentator (with Jan-Willem Romeijn and Hendrik Siebe).
Sociale Vraagstukken, opinion piece on opinion formation in groups, in Dutch, 2019.

Expediting the Flow of Knowledge Versus Rushing into Print.
PhilSci Archive, Technical Report 15161, 2018.
official bib

The Incentive to Share in the Intermediate Results Game.
PhilSci Archive, Technical Report 13321, 2017.
official bib

To Expedite the Flow of Knowledge.
Carnegie Mellon University (Department of Philosophy), PhD Dissertation, 2016.

Network Formation with Heterogeneous Nodes and Stochasticity.
Carnegie Mellon University (Department of Philosophy), Technical Report CMU-PHIL-191, 2016.
official bib

For the Wrong Reasons.
Rerum Causae (Journal of the LSE Philosophy Society), 2:43–62, 2010.

Zelf Vertrouwen: Adviezen aan publieke organisaties om de vertrouwensrelatie met burgers te verbeteren (with 21 co-authors).
Stichting De Nationale DenkTank, final report on the relation of trust between citizens and public organizations, in Dutch, 2010.
official De Nationale DenkTank