Team size matters: Collaboration and scientific impact since 1900

  title={Team size matters: Collaboration and scientific impact since 1900},
  author={Vincent Larivi{\`e}re and Yves Gingras and Cassidy R. Sugimoto and Andrew Tsou},
This paper provides the first historical analysis of the relationship between collaboration and scientific impact, using three indicators of collaboration (number of authors, number of addresses, and number of countries) and including articles published between 1900 and 2011. The results demonstrate that an increase in the number of authors leads to an increase in impact–-from the beginning of the last century onwards—and that this is not simply due to self-citations. A similar trend is also… CONTINUE READING
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