Multi-University Research Teams: Shifting Impact, Geography, and Stratification in Science

@article{Jones2008MultiUniversityRT,
  title={Multi-University Research Teams: Shifting Impact, Geography, and Stratification in Science},
  author={Benjamin F. Jones and Stefan Wuchty and Brian Uzzi},
  journal={Science},
  year={2008},
  volume={322},
  pages={1259 - 1262}
}
This paper demonstrates that teamwork in science increasingly spans university boundaries, a dramatic shift in knowledge production that generalizes across virtually all fields of science, engineering, and social science. Moreover, elite universities play a dominant role in this shift. By examining 4.2 million papers published over three decades, we found that multi-university collaborations (i) are the fastest growing type of authorship structure, (ii) produce the highest-impact papers when… Expand
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