Does international collaboration yield a higher citation potential for US scientists publishing in highly visible interdisciplinary Journals?
Faculty of Social Sciences. Instructional and Educational Sciences
New York, N.Y. :Wiley
Documentation and information
Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology. - New York, N.Y., 2014, currens
, p. 1009-1013
University of Antwerp
Generally, multicountry papers receive more citations than single-country ones. In this contribution, we examine if this rule also applies to American scientists publishing in highly visible interdisciplinary journals. Concretely, we compare the citations received by American scientists in Nature, Science, and the Proceedings of theNationalAcademy ofSciences of theUnitedStates ofAmerica (PNAS). It is shown that, statistically, American scientists publishing in Nature and Science do not benefit from international collaboration. This statement also holds for communicated submissions, but not for direct and for contributed submissions, to PNAS.