February 18, 2017

Bibliometric indicators for scientific mobility

Scientific mobility is an issue of increasing policy interest in a globalized research landscape. There are often discussions on brain drain and brain gain1, the capacity of countries to retain or attract talent2, or how does mobility benefits researchers’ academic career2,3. Recently, the use of publication data was suggested as a plausible proxy to trace scientific mobility at a large scale4,5. We build on this to further develop indicators and analyse scientific mobility trends accross countries, cities and institutiones.

Related publications

1.
Sugimoto CR, Robinson-Garcia N, Costas R. Towards a Global Scientific Brain: Indicators of researcher mobility using co-affiliation data. In: Ghent (Belgium); 2016.
2.
Robinson-Garcia N, Cañibano C, Woolley R, Costas R. Tracing scientific mobility of Early Career Researchers in Spain and The Netherlands through their publications. In: Valencia (Spain); 2016.
3.
Chinchilla-Rodriguez Z, Miao L, Murray D, Robinson-Garcia N, Sugimoto C. A large-scale comparison of the position of countries in international collaboration and mobility according to their scientific capacities. In: Paris (France); 2017.
4.
Robinson-Garcia N, Sugimoto C, Murray D, Yegros-Yegros A, Larivière V, Costas R. Unveiling the multiple faces of mobility: Towards a taxonomy of scientific mobility types based on bibliometric data. In: Paris (France); 2017.
5.
Chinchilla-Rodriguez Z, Miao L, Murray D, Robinson-Garcia N, Costas R, Sugimoto C. Networks of international collaboration and mobility: A comparative study. In: Wuhan (China); 2017.

References

1.
Cañibano C, Woolley R. Towards a Socio-Economics of the Brain Drain and Distributed Human Capital. Int Migr. 2012;53(1):115-130. doi: 10.1111/imig.12020
2.
Andújar I, Cañibano C, Fernandez-Zubieta A. International Stays Abroad, Collaborations and the Return of Spanish Researchers. Science, Technology and Society. 2015;20(3):322-348. doi: 10.1177/0971721815597138
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Cañibano C, Otamendi J, Andújar I. Measuring and assessing researcher mobility from CV analysis: the case of the Ramón y Cajal programme in Spain. Res Eval. 2008;17(1):17-31. doi: 10.3152/095820208×292797
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Moed HF, Aisati M, Plume A. Studying scientific migration in Scopus. Scientometrics. 2012;94(3):929-942. doi: 10.1007/s11192-012-0783-9
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Moed HF, Halevi G. A bibliometric approach to tracking international scientific migration. Scientometrics. 2014;101(3):1987-2001. doi: 10.1007/s11192-014-1307-6