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Investigating the division of scientific labor using the Contributor Roles Taxonomy (CRediT)

This content is not available in the selected language. Contributorship statements were introduced by scholarly journals in the late 1990s to provide more details on the specific contributions made by authors to research papers. After more than a decade of idiosyncratic taxonomies by journals, a partnership between medical journals and standards organizations has led to […] Read more

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The institutionalized stratification of the Chinese higher education system

This content is not available in the selected language. To promote research excellence, China’s government has been offering substantial financial support for a small group of selected universities through three national research programs (Project 211, Project 985, Double First Class). However, admission to these programs may not be completely merit based. Based on a statistical […] Read more

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Interdisciplinary Patterns of Highly Cited Papers: An Analysis from Disciplinary Perspective

This content is not available in the selected language. Previous research indicated that highly cited papers’ interdisciplinary patterns exhibit higher variety, lower balance and lower disparity. This paper challenges those finding, and compares the variety, balance and disparity of all papers published in 2000, categorized into six percentile-rank classes of citation rates. Our results demonstrate […] Read more

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Classifications of science and their effects on bibliometric evaluations

This content is not available in the selected language. Disciplinary classification of science is essential to bibliometric analyses. Given the conceptual and technical difficulties in classifying individual papers into disciplines and specialties, most classifications systems are implemented at the journal level, which affects the classification of papers published in multidisciplinary journals. In order to investigate […] Read more

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Une année intense pour la recherche scientifique

This content is not available in the selected language. Le Devoir se penche sur l’année intense que la recherche scientifique a vécu avec l’arrivée de la pandémie de COVID-19. Vincent Larivière se prononce quant à lui sur l’essor de la science ouverte afin de mieux diffuser l’information scientifique. Read more

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Collection development in the era of big deals

This content is not available in the selected language. Drawing on an original methodology using citations, downloads, and survey data, this paper analyses journal usage patterns across 28 Canadian universities. Results show that usage levels vary across disciplines, and that different academic platforms varied in their importance to different institutions, with for-profit platforms generally exhibiting […] Read more