ICSR Perspectives is a series of short reports from the ICSR which aims to further the conversation, offer new perspectives and inform the research community on topics relating to research evaluation. In line with the remit of the ICSR, the scope of the series is broad, including topics such as research metrics and indicators, the varied types of research impact, trends in scholarly publishing and more.
Fractional Authorship & Publication Productivity:
In this first Perspectives paper, Fractional Authorship & Publication Productivity, we look at how patterns of authorship are evolving. With the growth in publications and the length of author lists, we examine what that means for authors – are they writing more each year, or just writing more collaboratively?
The Need for Speed: How quickly do preprints become published articles?
In the second Perspectives paper, The Need for Speed: How quickly do preprints become published articles?, we identify benefits for authors posting biology preprints and investigate how quickly preprints become published articles.