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Factory science: How many authors does it really need to write a paper?

Author: Schmidt, M., Fecher, B., & Kobsda, C.
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Year: 2017
Type: Working paper

As the major currency in the scientific reputation economy, the analysis of article publishing reveals different disciplinary cultures and working styles. In STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) scientists publish several short articles per year in collaboration with many colleagues around the world, while in the humanities an author might work alone or in a group of two, writing a book or a longer article.

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Christian Kobsda

Associated Researcher: Knowledge & Society

Martin Schmidt

Associated Researcher: Knowledge & Society

Benedikt Fecher, Dr.

Head of Research Programme: Knowledge & Society

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