Adjustment for Attribution and Journal Impact
Published on Jan 1, 2016
inequality by a statistically significant amount. The conclusions persist when the analysis is restricted to only those scientists who publish, and suggest that prolific scientists have not gained their status by 'sharing' authorship, as is popularly imagined; neither have they traded quality for quantity by publishing in journals of lower impact. The data also allow for an examination of inequality by sector of employment. The analysis points to substantial differences in inequality between employment sectors, due largely to wide differences in the proportion of scientists publishing in the different sectors.