Does Research Mobility Have an Effect on Productivity and Impact?

  • Gali Halevi
  • Henk F. Moed
  • Judit Bar-Ilan
Keywords: scientific mobility, research output, research productivity, impact

Abstract

This article examines whether domestic or international mobility of scientists have positive effect on the productivity or impact of their work. We analyzed 100 top producing authors from 7 disciplines and found that mobility between at least two affiliations increases both output (number of publications) and impact (number of citations). However, mobility between countries does not seem to have a positive impact as domestic affiliation mobility.

Author Biographies

Gali Halevi

Gali Halevi is chief director, Mount Sinai Health System Libraries, New York, US. 

Henk F. Moed

Henk F. Moed is professor in the Department of Computer, Control and Management Engineer- ing Antonio Ruberti, University of Rome “La Sapienza,” Italy. 

Judit Bar-Ilan

Judit Bar-Ilan is professor in the Department of Information Science, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel. 

Published
2016-05-25
How to Cite
Halevi, G., Moed, H. F., & Bar-Ilan, J. (2016). Does Research Mobility Have an Effect on Productivity and Impact?. International Higher Education, (86), 5-6. https://doi.org/10.6017/ihe.2016.86.9360
Section
International