Does collaboration bring high-impact studies? A preliminary study

Chao Lu, Yi Bu, Chenwei Zhang, Ying Ding, Vetle I. Torvik, Chengzhi Zhang

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Team formation becomes important when scientific collaborations become common and important to scholars. This study initially tries to understand how research team size may influence the impact of a study measured by number of citations. Thus, publications in the biology domain are specifically investigated by correlation analysis between team size and scientific impact. The weak correlation suggests that larger team size can positively increase the impact of scientific publications on average; however, it cannot literally bring more highly cited articles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)750-751
Number of pages2
JournalProceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2017


  • scientific collaboration
  • scientific impact
  • team size

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • Library and Information Sciences


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