Does interdisciplinary research lead to higher scientific impact?

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Title: Does interdisciplinary research lead to higher scientific impact?
Author: Amat, Carlos B. ; D'Este, Pablo ; Porter, Alan L. ; Rafols, Ismael ; Yegros, Alfredo
Abstract: This paper explores the relationship between interdisciplinarity and scientific impact at the paper level. To do so, we first operationalize interdisciplinarity of a paper as the diversity of disciplines it references. Second, we assess whether (and to what extent) different aspects of diversity affect scientific impact, using number of citations per paper as a proxy.
Description: Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy 2011
Type: Proceedings
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1853/42468
Date: 2011-09-16
Contributor: Instituto de Gestión de la Innovación y del Conocimiento
University of Sussex. SPRU : Science and Technology Policy Research
Georgia Institute of Technology. Technology Policy and Assessment Center
Relation: ACSIP11. General Papers
Publisher: Georgia Institute of Technology
Subject: Scientific impact
Interdisciplinarity
Citation practices
Field cross-fertilization
Innovation

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