Quantifying institutional and country-related Matthew effects in science
Combining methods from computational social science, bibliometric data and quasi-experimental designs, this project will examine how institutional and country-related status effects shape the reception and uptake of scientific work.
The project will contribute novel insights to longstanding debates on the prevalence of status biases and cumulative advantages tied to geographical and institutional locations in the science system. Ultimately, the goal is to inform policy discussions on how to develop more open and reflexive evaluation systems in science, where researchers’ capabilities, not their scholarly affiliations, determine future success.
Charles J. Gomez, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, City University of New York, Queens College.
Erin Leahey, Professor and Director, School of Sociology, University of Arizona
Sune Lehmann Jørgensen, Professor, DTU Compute, Technical University Denmark
Vincent Larivière, PhD, Professor, Canada Research Chair on the Transformations of Scholarly Communication Université de Montréal
Rodrigo Costas, Senior Researcher, Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University
Roberta Sinatra, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, IT University Copenhagen
The project is funded by the Carlsberg Foundation.
Project: Quantifying institutional and country-related Matthew effects in science.
Funded by: Carlsberg Foundation [CF19-0566].