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Exploring the relationship between research impact and collaborations for information science


Abbasi, A and Hossain, L and Owen, C, Exploring the relationship between research impact and collaborations for information science, Proceedings of the 45th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2012), 4-7 January 2012, Maui, Hawaii, pp. 774-780. ISSN 1530-1605 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1109/HICSS.2012.664


In this study, we examine whether internal and external collaboration (considering institutional and national levels) among scientific associates with research impact relates to research performance. We extract data from Scopus, a bibliometric database, searching for journal publications having 'information science' phrase in their title or keywords or abstracts and retrieve totally 4,579 publications. Spearman correlation rank test is used to examine the hypotheses. Analysis of collected data shows that publication's impact is significantly and positively associated with collaboration indicators based on authors' affiliations. However, internal collaborations at both institutional and national levels show stronger associations with publications' impact than external collaborations do.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:institutional and national level analysis, scientific collaboration network, co-authorship analysis, research impact, internal and external collaborations
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Other information and computing sciences
Research Field:Other information and computing sciences not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the information and computing sciences
UTAS Author:Owen, C (Dr Christine Owen)
ID Code:119776
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Faculty of Education
Deposited On:2017-08-04
Last Modified:2018-04-04

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