Fractional Authorship and Publication Productivity
8 Pages Posted: 29 May 2019 Last revised: 7 Sep 2021 Publication Status: Accepted
Authors divide their research output across publications, contributing via research collaborations. The trend is for authors to produce more publications per year (increased fractionalization) but for the overall number of publications per author to decrease. We suggest that the effort required to participate in research collaborations is a factor in the decrease in publications per author.
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Keywords: authorship, bibliometrics, research evaluation
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