Older scientists publish more than younger ones

Added by Branwen Hide on 31 October 2008 13:11

This week?s edition of Nature News highlighted a recent paper by Y Gingras and colleagues , which looked at the authors? age and number of papers published.

The paper showed that old scientists are at least as productive as their younger counterparts, if not a little bit more. Though the article is interesting, what I find fascinating is the discussion this article has generated in such a relatively short time in the Nature News site. The comments  are worth reading and do shed some light on the views younger researchers have on the current research environment and scholarly communications system.

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