Effects of publications in proceedings on the measure of the core size of coauthors
AbstractCoauthors (CA) of a "lead investigator" (LI) can receive a rank (r) according to their "importance" in having published joint publications with the LI. It is commonly accepted, without any proof, that publications in peer review journals and for example conference proceedings do not have the same "value" in a CV, and the same applies to papers contributing to encyclopedia and book chapters. It is examined here whether the relationship between the number (J) of publications of some scientist with her/his coauthors, ranked according to their decreasing importance, i.e. J ∝ 1/rα, as found by Ausloos (2013) , still holds if the overall publication list is broken into such specific types of publications. Several authors, with different careers, but mainly having worked in the field of statistical mechanics, are studied here to sort out answers to the questions. The exponent α turns out to be weakly scientist dependent, only if the maximum value of J and r is large and is ∼+1 then. The mA core value, i.e. the core number of CAs, for proceedings only is about half of the total one, i.e. when all publications are counted. Contributions to the numerical values from both encyclopedia and book chapters are marginal. The role of a time span on mA is also examined in two cases in relation to career activity considerations. It can be considered that the findings serve as a contrasting point of view on how to quantify an individual (publication) career as recently done by Petersen et al. (2010, 2012, 2011) [2-4], here emphasizing the collaboration size and evolution, rather than a citation count, moreover specifying the type of publication. Through the various mA's one can distinguish different behavior patterns of a scientific publication with CAs.
|Journal series||Physica A-Statistical Mechanics and Its Applications, [Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications], ISSN 0378-4371, e-ISSN 1873-2119, (A 30 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.6|
|Keywords in English||Coauthorship; Scientometrics|
|Score|| = 30.0, 07-05-2020, ArticleFromJournal|
= 30.0, 07-05-2020, ArticleFromJournal
|Publication indicators||= 13; = 13; : 2014 = 1.253; : 2013 = 1.722 (2) - 2013=1.684 (5)|
* presented citation count is obtained through Internet information analysis and it is close to the number calculated by the Publish or Perish system.