Haslam, N; Laham, SM. 2010. Quality, quantity, and impact in academic publication. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY 40 (2): 216-22
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Haslam, N; Laham, SM. 2010. Quality, quantity, and impact in academic
publication. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY 40 (2): 216-220.
Author Full Name(s): Haslam, Nick; Laham, Simon M.
Document Type: Article
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Abstract: Publication records of 85 social-personality psychologists were
tracked from the time of their doctoral studies wail 10 years post-PhD.
Associations between publication quantity (number of articles), quality (mean
journal impact factor and article influence score), and impact (citations, h-
index, g-index, webpage visits) were examined. Publication quantity and quality
were only modestly related, and there was evidence of a quality-quantity;
trade-off. Impact was more strongly associated with quantity than quality.
Authors whose records weighed quality over quantity tended to be associated
with more prestigious institutions, but hod lesser impact. Quantity- and quality-
favoring publication strategies may have important implications for the shape
and success of scientific careers. Copyright (C) 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Addresses: [Haslam, Nick] Univ Melbourne, Dept Psychol, Parkville, Vic 3010,
Reprint Address: Haslam, N, Univ Melbourne, Dept Psychol, Parkville, Vic 3010,
E-mail Address: nhaslam at unimelb.edu.au
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