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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/617900
Title:
Long term productivity and collaboration in information science
Authors:
Thelwall, Mike ( 0000-0001-6065-205X ) ; Levitt, Jonathan
Abstract:
Funding bodies have tended to encourage collaborative research because it is generally more highly cited than sole author research. But higher mean citation for collaborative articles does not imply collaborative researchers are in general more research productive. This article assesses the extent to which research productivity varies with the number of collaborative partners for long term researchers within three Web of Science subject areas: Information Science & Library Science, Communication and Medical Informatics. When using the whole number counting system, researchers who worked in groups of 2 or 3 were generally the most productive, in terms of producing the most papers and citations. However, when using fractional counting, researchers who worked in groups of 1 or 2 were generally the most productive. The findings need to be interpreted cautiously, however, because authors that produce few academic articles within a field may publish in other fields or leave academia and contribute to society in other ways.
Citation:
Long term productivity and collaboration in information science 2016 Scientometrics
Publisher:
Springer
Journal:
Scientometrics, July 2016, pp1-15
Issue Date:
2-Jul-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/617900
DOI:
10.1007/s11192-016-2061-8
Additional Links:
http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s11192-016-2061-8
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0138-9130
Appears in Collections:
Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group

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dc.contributor.authorThelwall, Mikeen
dc.contributor.authorLevitt, Jonathanen
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-03T15:23:48Z-
dc.date.available2016-08-03T15:23:48Z-
dc.date.issued2016-07-02-
dc.identifier.citationLong term productivity and collaboration in information science 2016 Scientometricsen
dc.identifier.issn0138-9130en
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11192-016-2061-8-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/617900-
dc.description.abstractFunding bodies have tended to encourage collaborative research because it is generally more highly cited than sole author research. But higher mean citation for collaborative articles does not imply collaborative researchers are in general more research productive. This article assesses the extent to which research productivity varies with the number of collaborative partners for long term researchers within three Web of Science subject areas: Information Science & Library Science, Communication and Medical Informatics. When using the whole number counting system, researchers who worked in groups of 2 or 3 were generally the most productive, in terms of producing the most papers and citations. However, when using fractional counting, researchers who worked in groups of 1 or 2 were generally the most productive. The findings need to be interpreted cautiously, however, because authors that produce few academic articles within a field may publish in other fields or leave academia and contribute to society in other ways.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringeren
dc.relation.urlhttp://link.springer.com/10.1007/s11192-016-2061-8en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Scientometricsen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectscientometricsen
dc.subjectcollaborationen
dc.subjectresearch productivityen
dc.subjectCitation analysisen
dc.subjectLibrary and information scienceen
dc.subjectMedical informaticsen
dc.titleLong term productivity and collaboration in information scienceen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalScientometrics, July 2016, pp1-15en
dc.date.accepted2016-06-28-
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