Does Research Mobility Have an Effect on Productivity and Impact?

Gali Halevi, Henk F. Moed, Judit Bar-Ilan


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.


scientific mobility; research output; research productivity; impact

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