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Does Quantity Make a Difference?
Vrije University Amsterdam, Department of Social Informatics, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Vrije University, Network Institution, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Örebro University. INDEK, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1292-8239
2015 (English)In: Proceedings of ISSI 2015 Istanbul: 15th International Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics Conference, International Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics , 2015, 577-583 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Do highly productive researchers have significantly higher probability to produce top cited papers? Or does the increased productivity in science only result in a sea of irrelevant papers as a perverse effect of competition and the increased use of indicators for research evaluation and accountability focus? We use a Swedish author disambiguated dataset consisting of 48,000 researchers and their WoS-listed publications during the period of 2008-2011 with citations until 2014 to investigate the relation between productivity and production of highly cited papers. As the analysis shows, quantity does make a difference.

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International Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics , 2015. 577-583 p.
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Proceedings of the International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics, ISSN 2175-1935
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Computer Science
Research subject
Computer Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-51943ISI: 000380499700081ISBN: 978-975-518-381-7 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-51943DiVA: diva2:957518
Conference
15th International Conference of the International-Society-for-Scientometrics-and-Informetrics (ISSI) on Scientometrics and Informetrics, Bogazici Univ, Istanbul, Turkey, June 29-July 4, 2015
Available from: 2016-09-02 Created: 2016-09-02 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved

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