Library and Information Science

Library and Information Science ISSN: 2435-8495
三田図書館・情報学会 Mita Society for Library and Information Science
〒108‒8345 東京都港区三田2‒15‒45 慶應義塾大学文学部図書館・情報学専攻内 c/o Keio University, 2-15-45 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8345, Japan
Library and Information Science 23: 115-123 (1985)

原著論文Original Article

日本の物理学者の生産性に影響を及ぼす要因Determining factors of publication productivity of Japanese physical scientists

慶應義塾大学大学院文学研究科図書館・情報学専攻博士課程Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Keio University ◇ 〒108-8345 東京都港区三田二丁目15番45号 ◇ Mita 2-15-45, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8345, Japan

発行日:1986年3月25日Published: March 25, 1986

As an approach to researching the process of producing academic information, this paper focuses on scholars who are producers of academic information, and examines various factors which determine scientists’ publication productivity. Various factors found in previous research can be classified into three types; six factors are then selected from these three types: age, prestige of graduate school, kind of degree, institutional affiliation, position at the institution and “the mean number of authors per article”.

About 100 Japanese physical scientists, their main publication records and these six factors are then examined. The findings are as follows: (1) For each factor, groups who have a high level of productivity are scientists who; a) are in their forties, b) graduated from seven major national universities, c) hold a doctorate in engineering, d) belong to seven major national universities or national laboratories, e) are professors or assistants and f) have a “mean number of authors” of eight. (2) As a result of the Quantification theory 1 with six factors, it was found that the multiple correlation coefficient is 0.63, and that“mean number of authors”has the most influence on publication productivity.

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