The Effects of Aging on Researchers' Publication and Citation Patterns

@article{Gingras2008TheEO,
  title={The Effects of Aging on Researchers' Publication and Citation Patterns},
  author={Yves Gingras and Vincent Larivi{\`e}re and Benoit Macaluso and Jean-Pierre Robitaille},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2008},
  volume={3},
  pages={391 - 169}
}
The average age at which U.S. researchers receive their first grant from NIH has increased from 34.3 in 1970, to 41.7 in 2004. These data raise the crucial question of the effects of aging on the scientific productivity and impact of researchers. Drawing on a sizeable sample of 6,388 university professors in Quebec who have published at least one paper between 2000 and 2007, our results identify two turning points in the professors' careers. A first turning point is visible at age 40 years… CONTINUE READING