Measuring the Impact of the International Relationships of the Andalusian Universities Using Dimensions Database
Researchers usually have been inclined to publish papers with close collaborators: same University, region or even country. However, thanks to the advancements in communication technologies, members of international research networks can cooperate almost seamlessly. These networks usually tend to publish works with more impact than the local counterparts. In this paper, we try to demonstrate if this assumption is also valid in the region of Andalusia (Spain). The Dimensions.ai database is used to obtain the articles where at least one author is from an Andalusian University. The publication list is divided into 4 geographical areas: local (only one affiliation), regional (only Andalusian affiliations), national (only Spanish affiliations) and International (any affiliation). Results show that the average number of citations per paper increases as the author collaboration networks increases geographically.
KeywordsBibliometric analysis International collaboration Andalusian universities Dimensions.ai
This contribution has been made possible thanks to Dimensions.ai database. Also, the authors would like to acknowledge FEDER funds under grants TIN2016-75850-R and TIN2017-85727-C4-2-P and Program of Promotion and Development of Research Activity of the University of Cádiz (Programa de Fomento e Impulso de la actividad Investigadora de la Universidad de Cádiz).
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