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Scientometrics

, Volume 50, Issue 2, pp 199–214 | Cite as

Double effort = Double impact? A critical view at international co-authorship in chemistry

  • Wolfgang Glänzel
  • András Schubert
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Abstract

An attempt is made to find statistical evidences of the relation between international co-authorship and citation impact. It was found that international co-authorship, in average, results inpublications with higher citation rates than purely domestic papers. No correlation has beenfound, however, between the strength of co-authorship links and the relative citation eminence ofthe resulting publications. International co-authorship links in chemistry, as represented by thewell-known Salton's measure, displayed a characteristic pattern reflecting geopolitical, historical,linguistic, etc. relations among countries. A new indicator, representing also the asymmetry ofco-authorship links was used to reveal main "attractive" and "repulsive" centres of co-operation.

Keywords

Characteristic Pattern Statistical Evidence Citation Rate Citation Impact Critical View 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers/Akadémiai Kiadó 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wolfgang Glänzel
    • 1
  • András Schubert
    • 1
  1. 1.Bibliometrics ServiceLibrary of the Hungarian Academy of SciencesBudapest(Hungary)

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