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Quantity does matter as citation impact increases with productivity

van den Besselaar, Peter and Sandström, Ulf (2018) Quantity does matter as citation impact increases with productivity. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (23 Jan 2018). Website.

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Many scholars are encouraged to focus on the quality not the quantity of their publications, the rationale being that becoming too focused on productivity risks reducing the quality of one's work. But is this, in fact, the case? Peter van den Besselaar and Ulf Sandström have studied a large sample of researchers and found that, while results vary by field, there is a positive and stronger than linear relationship between productivity and quality (in terms of the top cited papers). This same pattern appears to apply to institutions as well as individual researchers.

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Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2018 14:57
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