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Which signals are important in gaining attention in science? For a group of 1,371 scientific articles published in 17 demography journals in the years 1990–1992 we track their influence over a 10-year horizon and discern which signals are important in receiving citations. Three types of signals are examined: the author's reputation (as producer of the(More)
In this paper we examine, by means of a citation analysis, which factors influence the impact of articles published in demography journals between 1990 and 1992. Several quantifiable characteristics of the articles (characteristics with respect to authors, visibility, content and journals) are strongly related to their subsequent impact in the social(More)
Please send questions and/or remarks of non-scientific nature to driessen@tinbergen.nl. Abstract. Who intends to leave Africa and what drives the pressure to emigrate? For four African countries (Ghana, Senegal, Morocco and Egypt) we evaluate the strength of push and pull factors in stating emigration intentions 'out of Africa'. In general, one can say that(More)
Please send questions and/or remarks of non-scientific nature to driessen@tinbergen.nl. Abstract: Science is a winner-take-all profession in which only few contributions get excessive attention and the large ma jority of papers remains receives scant or no attention. This so-called 'waste' together with all the competitive strategies of scientists seeking(More)
Attention is the coordination device which makes modern science work the way it does. A typical characteristic of attention in the scientific world is that those who seek attention are the same people who are giving it. Another important feature within groups is the skewed distribution of attention. We discuss the effect these characteristics have on(More)