By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Information Technology Newsweekly -- New research on Information Technology is the subject of a report. According to news reporting originating in Sydney, Australia, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "In recent years there has been a sharp increase in collaborations among scholars and there are studies on the effects of scientific collaboration on scholars' performance. This study examines the hypothesis that geographically diverse scientific collaboration is associated with research impact."
The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Graduate School, "Here, the approach is differentiated from other studies by: (a) focusing on publications rather than researchers or institutes; (b) considering the geographical diversity of authors of each publication; © considering the average number of citations a publication receives per year (time-based normalization of citations) as a surrogate for its impact; and (d) not focusing on a specific country (developed or developing) or region. Analysis of the collected bibliometric data shows that a publication impact is significantly and positively associated with all related geographical collaboration indicators. But publication impact has a stronger association with the numbers of external collaborations at department and institution levels (inter-departmental and inter-institutional collaborations) compared to internal collaborations."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Conversely, national collaboration correlates better with impact than international collaboration."
For more information on this research see: Research impact and scholars' geographical diversity. Journal of Informetrics, 2013;7(3):683-692. Journal of Informetrics can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Journal of Informetrics - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/709551)
Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting A. Abbasi, Asia Pacific Int College, Grad Sch Business & Project Management, Sydney, NSW 2008, Australia.
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