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TRAMES. A Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences
ISSN 1736-7514 (Electronic)
ISSN 1406-0922 (Print)
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RESEARCH CONSORTIA DETERMINE A SIGNIFICANT PART OF THE BIBLIOMETRIC VISIBILITY OF ESTONIAN SCIENCE; pp. 287–308

Full article in PDF format | https://doi.org/10.3176/tr.2019.3.02

Author
Tanel Hirv

Abstract

The study looks from a bibliometric perspective on how international collaboration affects Estonian science. The metrics for the study are retrieved using online InCites database (Clarivate Analytics). Results show that research consortia determine a significant part of the bibliometric visibility. An increase in impact from collaborations in consortia was largest in molecular biology and genetics, clinical medicine, and physics. Unfortunately, collaborations in consortia have also created a challenge from an evaluation viewpoint on how to measure scientific impact. Are hyper-authored articles worth as much as ordinary articles? If collaborations in consortia were excluded, then the largest increase in impact from internationalization over the observed period was seen in space science, followed by immunology, psychiatry/psychology, pharmacology, and toxicology.


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