Papers


A list of published and unpublished papers is below.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

Why the Reward Structure of Science Makes Reproducibility Problems Inevitable.
The Journal of Philosophy, forthcoming. ISSN 0022-362X.
preprint

The Credit Incentive to Be a Maverick.
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, forthcoming. ISSN 0039-3681.
preprint

Vindicating Methodological Triangulation (with Liam Kofi Bright and Andrew Zucker).
Synthese, forthcoming. ISSN 1573-0964.
official (open access) published version bib video

When Journal Editors Play Favorites.
Philosophical Studies, 175(4): 831–858, 2018. ISSN 0031-8116.
official (open access) published version bib

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

Drafts

Epistemic Diversity and Editor Decisions: A Statistical Matthew Effect (with Jan-Willem Romeijn).
preprint

Is Peer Review a Good Idea? (with Liam Kofi Bright).
preprint

The Necessity of Commensuration Bias in Grant Peer Review.
preprint

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

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.
preprint

Other publications

Review of Thomas Boyer-Kassem, Conor Mayo-Wilson, and Michael Weisberg’s Scientific Collaboration and Collective Knowledge.
Philosophy of Science, 86(1): pages TBA, 2019. ISSN 0031-8248.
official preprint

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.
official

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.
official

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

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