Sanfilippo, P and Hewitt, AW and Mackey, DA, Plurality in multi-disciplinary research: multiple institutional affiliations are associated with increased citations, PeerJ, 6 Article e5664. ISSN 2167-8359 (2018) [Refereed Article]
Methods: We examined 27,612 scientific articles, modelling the normalized citation counts received against the number of authors and affiliations held.
Results: In agreement with previous research, we found that teamwork is an important factor in high impact papers, with average citations received increasing concordant with the number of co-authors listed. For articles with more than five co-authors, we noted an increase in average citations received when authors with more than one institutional affiliation contributed to the research.
Discussion: Multiple author affiliations may play a positive role in the production of high-impact science. This increased researcher mobility should be viewed by institutional boards as meritorious in the pursuit of scientific discovery.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||research collaboration, research output, multiple affiliations|
|Research Division:||Information and Computing Sciences|
|Research Group:||Information Systems|
|Research Field:||Conceptual Modelling|
|Objective Division:||Expanding Knowledge|
|Objective Group:||Expanding Knowledge|
|Objective Field:||Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences|
|Author:||Hewitt, AW (Professor Alex Hewitt)|
|Author:||Mackey, DA (Professor David Mackey)|
|Deposited By:||Menzies Institute for Medical Research|
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