Learning to play the game: Student publishing as an indicator of future scholarly success

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11286/594755
Title:
Learning to play the game: Student publishing as an indicator of future scholarly success
Authors:
Pinheiro, Diogo; Melkers, Julia; Youtie, Jan
Abstract:
The need to encourage future generations of students in the pursuit of scientific research has been viewed as a cornerstone of US R&D efforts. However, few indicators of student intellectual activity at the graduate level are tracked on an ongoing basis. The aim of this paper is to examine graduate student publishing as an indicator of pre-doctoral research activity and future scholarly success. This study addresses the gap in knowledge about student publishing through a distinctive dataset that merges bibliometric publication data with survey data from a study of academic scientists. These data are from a nationally representative sample (n = 1598) of scientists employed in Research I institutions. For each survey respondent, we have compiled a lifetime publication record from the Web of Science, Science Citation Index. The results indicate that the share of students with at least one publication is substantial and growing over time. Co-publication with advisors is found to be an important driving factor in publication activity, along with certain demographic and field characteristics. Our analysis also suggests that graduate student publication and collaboration are predictors of later career success and productivity, and as such an important tool in evaluating graduate programs.
Affiliation:
Department of Sociology
Citation:
Pinheiro, D., Melkers, J., & Youtie, J. (2014). Learning to play the game: Student publishing as an indicator of future scholarly success. Technological Forecasting & Social Change, 8156-66. doi:10.1016/j.techfore.2012.09.008
Publisher:
ScienceDirect
Journal:
Technological Forecasting and Social Change
Issue Date:
Jan-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11286/594755
DOI:
10.1016/j.techfore.2012.09.008
Additional Links:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S004016251200220X
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
Faculty Research Articles

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dc.contributor.authorPinheiro, Diogoen
dc.contributor.authorMelkers, Juliaen
dc.contributor.authorYoutie, Janen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-24T19:37:15Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-24T19:37:15Zen
dc.date.issued2014-01en
dc.identifier.citationPinheiro, D., Melkers, J., & Youtie, J. (2014). Learning to play the game: Student publishing as an indicator of future scholarly success. Technological Forecasting & Social Change, 8156-66. doi:10.1016/j.techfore.2012.09.008en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.techfore.2012.09.008en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11286/594755en
dc.description.abstractThe need to encourage future generations of students in the pursuit of scientific research has been viewed as a cornerstone of US R&D efforts. However, few indicators of student intellectual activity at the graduate level are tracked on an ongoing basis. The aim of this paper is to examine graduate student publishing as an indicator of pre-doctoral research activity and future scholarly success. This study addresses the gap in knowledge about student publishing through a distinctive dataset that merges bibliometric publication data with survey data from a study of academic scientists. These data are from a nationally representative sample (n = 1598) of scientists employed in Research I institutions. For each survey respondent, we have compiled a lifetime publication record from the Web of Science, Science Citation Index. The results indicate that the share of students with at least one publication is substantial and growing over time. Co-publication with advisors is found to be an important driving factor in publication activity, along with certain demographic and field characteristics. Our analysis also suggests that graduate student publication and collaboration are predictors of later career success and productivity, and as such an important tool in evaluating graduate programs.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherScienceDirecten
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S004016251200220Xen
dc.subjectCo-Authorshipen
dc.subjectGraduate Studentsen
dc.subjectFaculty Advisoren
dc.titleLearning to play the game: Student publishing as an indicator of future scholarly successen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Sociologyen
dc.identifier.journalTechnological Forecasting and Social Changeen
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