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Citation increments between collaborating countries

Abstract

International collaboration enhances citation impact. Collaborating with a country increments the citations received from it. But some collaborating countries provide greater increments in this sense than others, and likewise some countries receive greater increments from their partner countries than others. We observed a certain tendency for these increments to be lower in countries with greater impacts. Also, all the countries studied had higher Domestic Impacts as a result of collaborating, although this increment was less than that obtained from other countries. Finally, there were differences in the behaviour of the countries between the various scientific disciplines, with the effects being greatest in Social Sciences, followed by Engineering.

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This work was financed by the Junta de Extremadura e Consejería de Educación Ciencia & Tecnología and the Fondo Social Europeo as part of the pre-doctoral studentship PRE07052 and the research group grant GR10019, and by the Plan Nacional de Investigación Científica, Desarrollo e Innovación Tecnológica 2008e2011 and the Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER) as part of research projects TIN2008-06514-C02-01 and TIN2008-06514-C0202.

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Lancho-Barrantes, B.S., Guerrero-Bote, V.P. & de Moya-Anegón, F. Citation increments between collaborating countries. Scientometrics 94, 817–831 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-012-0797-3

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Keywords

  • Citation increment
  • Citation analysis
  • Scientific collaboration in subject areas
  • Scientometrics