On Scaling of Scientific Knowledge Production in U.S. Metropolitan Areas

  title={On Scaling of Scientific Knowledge Production in U.S. Metropolitan Areas},
  author={{\"O}nder Nomaler and Koen Frenken and Gaston Heimeriks},
  booktitle={PloS one},
Using data on all scientific publications from the Scopus database, we find a superlinear scaling effect for U.S. metropolitan areas as indicated by the increase of per capita publication output with city size. We also find that the variance of residuals is much higher for mid-sized cities (100,000 to 500,000 inhabitants) compared to larger cities. The latter result is indicative of the critical mass required to establish a scientific center in a particular discipline. Finally, we observe that… CONTINUE READING
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