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    Which cities produce more excellent papers than can be expected? A new mapping approach, using Google Maps, based on statistical significance testing

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    The methods presented in this paper allow for a statistical analysis revealing centers of excellence around the world using programs that are freely available. Based on Web of Science data (a fee-based database), field-specific excellence can be identified in cities where highly cited papers were published more frequently than can be expected. Compared to the mapping approaches published hitherto, our approach is more analytically oriented by allowing the assessment of an observed number of excellent papers for a city against the expected number. Top performers in output are cities in which authors are located who publish a statistically significant higher number of highly cited papers than can be expected for these cities. As sample data for physics, chemistry, and psychology show, these cities do not necessarily have a high output of highly cited papers.

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    Title : Which cities produce more excellent papers than can be expected? A new mapping approach, using Google Maps, based on statistical significance testing
    Author(s) : Lutz Bornmann, Loet Leydesdorff
    Abstract : The methods presented in this paper allow for a statistical analysis revealing centers of excellence around the world using programs that are freely available. Based on Web of Science data (a fee-based database), field-specific excellence can be identified in cities where highly cited papers were published more frequently than can be expected. Compared to the mapping approaches published hitherto, our approach is more analytically oriented by allowing the assessment of an observed number of excellent papers for a city against the expected number. Top performers in output are cities in which authors are located who publish a statistically significant higher number of highly cited papers than can be expected for these cities. As sample data for physics, chemistry, and psychology show, these cities do not necessarily have a high output of highly cited papers.
    Subject : unspecified
    Area : Other
    Language : English
    Year : 2011

    Affiliations University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR)
    Journal : Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Tech
    Volume : 62
    Issue : 10
    Publisher : Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
    Pages : 1954 - 1962
    Url : http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/asi.21611
    Doi : 10.1002/asi.21611

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