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dc.contributor.authorDeville, Pierreen_US
dc.contributor.authorWang, Dashunen_US
dc.contributor.authorSinatra, Robertaen_US
dc.contributor.authorSong, Chaomingen_US
dc.contributor.authorBlondel, Vincent D.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBarabási, Albert-Lászlóen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-06T16:18:21Z
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifier.citationDeville, Pierre, Dashun Wang, Roberta Sinatra, Chaoming Song, Vincent D. Blondel, and Albert-László Barabási. 2014. “Career on the Move: Geography, Stratification, and Scientific Impact.” Scientific Reports 4 (1): 4770. doi:10.1038/srep04770. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep04770.en
dc.identifier.issn2045-2322en
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:12153001
dc.description.abstractChanging institutions is an integral part of an academic life. Yet little is known about the mobility patterns of scientists at an institutional level and how these career choices affect scientific outcomes. Here, we examine over 420,000 papers, to track the affiliation information of individual scientists, allowing us to reconstruct their career trajectories over decades. We find that career movements are not only temporally and spatially localized, but also characterized by a high degree of stratification in institutional ranking. When cross-group movement occurs, we find that while going from elite to lower-rank institutions on average associates with modest decrease in scientific performance, transitioning into elite institutions does not result in subsequent performance gain. These results offer empirical evidence on institutional level career choices and movements and have potential implications for science policy.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherNature Publishing Groupen
dc.relation.isversionofdoi:10.1038/srep04770en
dc.relation.hasversionhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3998072/pdf/en
dash.licenseLAAen_US
dc.titleCareer on the Move: Geography, Stratification, and Scientific Impacten
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionVersion of Recorden
dc.relation.journalScientific Reportsen
dash.depositing.authorBarabási, Albert-Lászlóen_US
dc.date.available2014-05-06T16:18:21Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/srep04770*
dash.contributor.affiliatedBarabasi, Albert-Laszlo


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