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Is the Year of First Publication a Good Proxy of Scholars' Academic Age?

@inproceedings{Costas2015IsTY,
  title={Is the Year of First Publication a Good Proxy of Scholars' Academic Age?},
  author={Rodrigo Costas and Tina Nane and Vincent Larivi{\`e}re},
  booktitle={ISSI},
  year={2015}
}
Individual scholars are the central unit of the research system and are increasingly the focus of bibliometric studies. An important aspect in the study of individual scholars is their academic age, which allows for the comparison of scholars that have been academically active in a similar period of time. Based on a sample of Quebec researchers for whom their year of birth, PhD year as well as the year of their first publication are known, we study the relationships among these ages with the… 

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