Credit History: The Changing Nature of Scientific Credit
40 Pages Posted: 9 Oct 2013
Date Written: October 9, 2013
This paper considers the role of the allocation of scientific credit in determining the organization of science. We examine changes in that organization and the nature of credit allocation in the past half century. Our contribution is a formal model of that organizational choice that considers scientist decisions to integrate, collaborate or publish and how credit should be allocated to foster efficient outcomes.
Keywords: collaboration, publication, scientific credit, Matthew Effect, salami slicing
JEL Classification: O32
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