The scaling relationship between citation-based performance and international collaboration of Cuban articles in natural sciences

Ronda-Pupo1, G A and Katz, J Sylvan (2016) The scaling relationship between citation-based performance and international collaboration of Cuban articles in natural sciences. Scientometrics, 107 (3). pp. 1423-1434. ISSN 0138-9130

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to extend our knowledge about the power-law relationship between citation-based performance and collaboration patterns for papers by analyzing its behavior at the level of a national science system. We analyzed 3012 Cuban articles on Natural Sciences that received 17,295 citations. The number of articles published through collaboration accounted for 94%. The collaborative articles accounted for 96% of overall citations. The citation-based performance and international collaboration patterns exhibit a power-law correlation with a scaling exponent of 1.22 ± 0.08. Citations to a field’s research internationally collaborative articles in Natural Sciences tended to increase 2^1.22 or 2.33 times each time it doubles the number of internationally collaborative papers. The Matthew Effect is stronger for internationally collaborative papers than for domestic collaborative articles.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Fractal, Power-law, Scale independent, Self-similar, Science system
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Depositing User: J. Sylvan Katz
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2016 07:45
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2016 07:45
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/61901
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