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Jesús Rey-Rocha Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) Centre for Scientific Information and Documentation (CINDOC) Joaquín Costa, 22 28002 Madrid Spain Joaquín Costa, 22 28002 Madrid Spain

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María Martín-Sempere Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) Centre for Scientific Information and Documentation (CINDOC) Joaquín Costa, 22 28002 Madrid Spain Joaquín Costa, 22 28002 Madrid Spain

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Belén Garzón Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) Centre for Scientific Information and Documentation (CINDOC) Joaquín Costa, 22 28002 Madrid Spain Joaquín Costa, 22 28002 Madrid Spain

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Abstract  

We present some results of an evaluation of research performance of Spanish senior university researchers in Geology. We analyse to what extent productivity of individual researchers is influenced by the level of consolidation of the team they belong to. Methodology is based on the combination of a mail survey carried out among a defined set of researchers, and a bibliometric study of their scientific output. Differences among researchers have been investigated with regard to team size and composition, patterns of publication in domestic and foreign journals, productivity, co-authorship of papers, and impact of publications. Results indicate that not belonging to a research team represents a handicap at the time of publishing in top international journals. Researchers belonging to consolidated teams are more productive than their colleagues in non-consolidated teams, and these in turn more than individuals without team. Team size does not appear to be as important for scientific productivity as the number of researchers within the team that reached a stable job position. Analysis of the impact factor of journals has not revealed differences among researchers with regard to the visibility of their papers.

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Scientometrics
Language English
Size B5
Year of
Foundation
1978
Volumes
per Year
1
Issues
per Year
12
Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
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Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
Publisher Akadémiai Kiadó
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
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H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
CH-6330 Cham, Switzerland Gewerbestrasse 11.
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Chief Executive Officer, Akadémiai Kiadó
ISSN 0138-9130 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2861 (Online)