Persson, O. 2010. Are highly cited papers more international?. SCIENTOMETRICS 83 (2): 397-401
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Persson, O. 2010. Are highly cited papers more international?.
SCIENTOMETRICS 83 (2): 397-401.
Author Full Name(s): Persson, Olle
Document Type: Article
Author Keywords: Highly cited papers; International co-authorships; Citation
KeyWords Plus: SCIENTIFIC COLLABORATION; CO-AUTHORSHIP; IMPACT
Abstract: Several bibliometric studies have shown that international or
multicountry papers are generally more cited than domestic or single country
papers. Does this also hold for the most cited papers? In this study, the
citation impact of domestic versus international papers is analyzed by
comparing the share of international papers among the hundred most cited
papers in four research specialities, from three universities, four cities and two
countries. It is concluded that international papers are not well represented
among high impact papers in research specialities, but dominate highly cited
papers from small countries, and from cities and institutions within them. The
share of international papers among highly cited papers is considerably higher
during 2001-2008 compared to earlier years for institutions, cities and
countries, but somewhat less for two of the research fields and slightly higher
for the other two. Above all, domestic papers from the USA comprise about half
of the highly cited papers in the research specialities.
Addresses: Umea Univ, Dept Sociol, SE-90187 Umea, Sweden
Reprint Address: Persson, O, Umea Univ, Dept Sociol, SE-90187 Umea, Sweden.
E-mail Address: olle.persson at soc.umu.se
URL Full Text: http://www.springerlink.com/content/q8727181n82337x3/
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