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5.9 Bibliometrics and Co-Authorship

From the book Handbook Bibliometrics

  • Dorte Drongstrup


This chapter reviews co-authorship in relation to bibliometrics studies. It presents what co-authorship means in bibliometric studies, how co-authoring relates to research productivity, and how the methodological decision effects whether co-authoring increases productivity. The chapter presents different aspects of author order decisions and to what extent the author order is useful to interpret researchers’ contribution to a publication. It discusses the methodological issues of assigning and counting co-authorship credit.

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