Not all international collaboration is beneficial: The Mendeley readership and citation impact of biochemical research collaboration

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620248
Title:
Not all international collaboration is beneficial: The Mendeley readership and citation impact of biochemical research collaboration
Authors:
Sud, Pardeep; Thelwall, Mike ( 0000-0001-6065-205X )
Abstract:
Biochemistry is a highly funded research area that is typified by large research teams and is important for many areas of the life sciences. This article investigates the citation impact and Mendeley readership impact of biochemistry research from 2011 in the Web of Science according to the type of collaboration involved. Negative binomial regression models are used that incorporate, for the first time, the inclusion of specific countries within a team. The results show that, holding other factors constant, larger teams robustly associate with higher impact research, but including additional departments has no effect and adding extra institutions tends to reduce the impact of research. Although international collaboration is apparently not advantageous in general, collaboration with the USA, and perhaps also with some other countries, seems to increase impact. In contrast, collaborations with some other nations associate with lower impact, although both findings could be due to factors such as differing national proportions of excellent researchers. As a methodological implication, simpler statistical models would have found international collaboration to be generally beneficial and so it is important to take into account specific countries when examining collaboration.
Citation:
Not all international collaboration is beneficial: The Mendeley readership and citation impact of biochemical research collaboration 2016, 67 (8):1849 Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology
Publisher:
Wiley Blackwell
Journal:
Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology
Issue Date:
Aug-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620248
DOI:
10.1002/asi.23515
Additional Links:
http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/asi.23515
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
23301635
Appears in Collections:
Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group

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dc.contributor.authorSud, Pardeepen
dc.contributor.authorThelwall, Mikeen
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-01T14:56:46Z-
dc.date.available2016-11-01T14:56:46Z-
dc.date.issued2016-08-
dc.identifier.citationNot all international collaboration is beneficial: The Mendeley readership and citation impact of biochemical research collaboration 2016, 67 (8):1849 Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technologyen
dc.identifier.issn23301635-
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/asi.23515-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/620248-
dc.description.abstractBiochemistry is a highly funded research area that is typified by large research teams and is important for many areas of the life sciences. This article investigates the citation impact and Mendeley readership impact of biochemistry research from 2011 in the Web of Science according to the type of collaboration involved. Negative binomial regression models are used that incorporate, for the first time, the inclusion of specific countries within a team. The results show that, holding other factors constant, larger teams robustly associate with higher impact research, but including additional departments has no effect and adding extra institutions tends to reduce the impact of research. Although international collaboration is apparently not advantageous in general, collaboration with the USA, and perhaps also with some other countries, seems to increase impact. In contrast, collaborations with some other nations associate with lower impact, although both findings could be due to factors such as differing national proportions of excellent researchers. As a methodological implication, simpler statistical models would have found international collaboration to be generally beneficial and so it is important to take into account specific countries when examining collaboration.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWiley Blackwellen
dc.relation.urlhttp://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/asi.23515en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technologyen
dc.subjectAltmetricsen
dc.subjectsocial media metricsen
dc.subjectMendeleyen
dc.titleNot all international collaboration is beneficial: The Mendeley readership and citation impact of biochemical research collaborationen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of the Association for Information Science and Technologyen
dc.contributor.institutionStatistical Cybermetrics Research Group; School of Mathematics and Computer Science; University of Wolverhampton; Wulfruna Street Wolverhampton WV1 1SB UK-
dc.contributor.institutionStatistical Cybermetrics Research Group; School of Mathematics and Computer Science; University of Wolverhampton; Wulfruna Street Wolverhampton WV1 1SB UK-
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