A suggested method for the measurement of world-leading research (illustrated with data on economics)
Oswald, Andrew J. . (2010) A suggested method for the measurement of world-leading research (illustrated with data on economics). Scientometrics, Vol.84 (No.1). pp. 99-113. ISSN 0138-9130Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11192-009-0087-x
Countries often spend billions on university research. There is growing interest in how to assess whether that money is well spent. Is there an objective way to assess the quality of a nation's world-leading science? I suggest a method, and illustrate it with data on economics. Of 450 genuinely world-leading journal articles, the UK produced 10% and the rest of Europe slightly more. Interestingly, more than a quarter of these UK articles came from outside the best-known university departments. The proposed methodology could be applied to almost any academic discipline or nation.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Electronic computers. Computer science. Computer software
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Scientometrics|
|Publisher:||Akademiai Kiado Rt.|
|Official Date:||July 2010|
|Number of Pages:||15|
|Page Range:||pp. 99-113|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||Economic and Social Research Council (Great Britain) (ESRC)|
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