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Research impact and scholars’ geographical diversity

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In recent years there has been a sharp increase in collaborations among scholars and there are studies on the effects of scientific collaboration on scholars’ performance. This study examines the hypothesis that geographically diverse scientific collaboration is associated with research impact. Here, the approach is differentiated from other studies by: (a) focusing on publications rather than researchers or institutes; (b) considering the geographical diversity of authors of each publication; (c) considering the average number of citations a publication receives per year (time-based normalization of citations) as a surrogate for its impact; and (d) not focusing on a specific country (developed or developing) or region. Analysis of the collected bibliometric data shows that a publication impact is significantly and positively associated with all related geographical collaboration indicators. But publication impact has a stronger association with the numbers of external collaborations at department and institution levels (inter-departmental and inter-institutional collaborations) compared to internal collaborations. Conversely, national collaboration correlates better with impact than international collaboration.

 

 

The authors:"The fact that international collaboration has a lower correlation to publications’ impact may bedue to the apparent challenge of collaboration across national and cultural boundaries. The reason for intra-departmentalcollaboration’s low correlation to publications’ impact may be explained by exchanging redundant knowledge among theresearchers in the same departments (as usually have access to similar kinds of resources and equipment).Therefore, the findings support that having co-authors with diverse knowledge and skills enhance scholars’ knowledgeand experience through decreasing the research project process, including writing and revision process of publication (asthe output of the work) and also improving the impact."

 

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Journal of Informetrics

Volume 7, Issue 3, July 2013, Pages 683–692

  Research impact and scholars’ geographical diversityAlireza Abbasi,   Ali Jaafarihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.joi.2013.04.004,


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Marilyn Korhonen's comment, June 10, 2013 4:23 PM
The results reveal that research impact is positively associated with all levels of collaboration metrics. Thus, in general, the publications with more diverse authors (collaborations) have better impact especially if the collaborations are more external rather than internal, considering their affiliations’ departments and institutes but more internal collaborations considering their country.
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Research Forgotten by Budget Cuts - New York Times

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WASHINGTON — Many Republicans, and Democrats, never thought the automatic across-the-board spending cuts known as sequestration would take effect.
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Great tips for research proposal writing. She points out the need to balance confidence with bravado/arrogance. That is a fine balance.

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University names new VP for research and economic development - Denton Record Chronicle

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McCoy brings an aggressive plan to double the university's research expenditures over the next five years, as well as attract valuable students and faculty.
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Congratulations to Thomas McCoy of Montana State University for becoming new VP for Research and Economic Development at University of North Texas. Exciting things are happening at UNT.

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Kenneth Sewell named UNO's vice president for research and economic ... - NOLA.com

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[1303.7149] Usage-based vs. Citation-based Methods for Recommending Scholarly Research Articles

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This is a hot topic at my institution.

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NIH Losing $1.7 Billion, 700 Research Grants Due To Sequestration - Huffington Post

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Beginner's Guide to Research | Rutgers University

If you are looking for an interactive tool to help your students learn how to do research check out this guide from Rutgers. There are five modules that explore:

* Selecting a Topic

* Finding Sources

* Selecting Keywords

* Identifying Citations

* Evaluating Sources

This resource is best used with upper high school and college students.


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Sometimes the basics are a great place to start.

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Stanford University Releases First of Two Faculty Diversity Studies - Diverse: Issues in Higher Educatio

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Can't wait to read the reports cited in this study. Find them at https://facultydevelopment.stanford.edu/data-reports/reports-publications ;

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Pitt scientist Jay Kolls faces another investigation - Pittsburgh Post Gazette

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Pitt scientist Jay Kolls faces another investigation Pittsburgh Post Gazette Two years after he was found guilty of misconduct for using another laboratory's research, a leading scientist at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is being...
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GE Global Research, the technology development arm of the General Electric Co.
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Hoping GE is a very nearby neighbor soon.

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