November 28, 2020

New Research Article: Is There a Relationship Between Research Sponsorship and Publication Impact? An Analysis of Funding Acknowledgments in Nanotechnology Papers

The following full text paper was recently published by PLOS One.

Title

Is There a Relationship between Research Sponsorship and Publication Impact? An Analysis of Funding Acknowledgments in Nanotechnology Papers

Authors

Jue Wang
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Philip Shapira
Georgia Institute of Technology
Manchester Business School, UK

Source

PLOS One 10(2): e0117727
February 19, 2015

Abstract

This study analyzes funding acknowledgments in scientific papers to investigate relationships between research sponsorship and publication impacts. We identify acknowledgments to research sponsors for nanotechnology papers published in the Web of Science during a one-year sample period. We examine the citations accrued by these papers and the journal impact factors of their publication titles. The results show that publications from grant sponsored research exhibit higher impacts in terms of both journal ranking and citation counts than research that is not grant sponsored. We discuss the method and models used, and the insights provided by this approach as well as it limitations.

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