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Self-citations and academic assessments: Including the s-index as an additional metric thus provides important context to guide decisions based on academic value.

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The 20 highest performing authors in Medicine published more than 7700 articles in seven years.

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How many authors does it really need to write a paper?

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On average, the 20 highest performing authors in Physics and Astronomy have more than 1200 coauthors per article.

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Putting data before the carrot

Self-citations and academic assessments: Including the s-index as an additional metric thus provides important context to guide decisions based on academic value.

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Putting data before the carrot

Self-citations and academic assessments: Including the s-index as an additional metric thus provides important context to guide decisions based on academic value.

Chemically linked authors

Bibliometrics for the subject areas Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, as well as Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Pharmaceutics for the 20 highest performing authors

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Bibliometrics for the subject areas Computer Science and Decision Sciences for the 20 highest performing authors.