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Science linkages between scientific articles and patents for leading scientists in the life and medical sciences field: the case of Japan

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  • Naomi Fukuzawa

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  • Takanori Ida

    () (Kyoto University)

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We analyze the distributions of paper–paper and paper-patent citations and estimate the relationship between them, based on a 4763-paper sample among the top 100 researchers in the life and medical sciences fields in Japan. We find that paper–paper citations peak at a 4-year average, while the corresponding lag for paper-patent citations is 6 years. Moreover, we show that paper quality is important for being cited by a patent. An inverse U-shaped relationship exists between the research grant and research quality, whereas a U-shaped relationship exists between research quality and total number of papers.

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  • Naomi Fukuzawa & Takanori Ida, 2016. "Science linkages between scientific articles and patents for leading scientists in the life and medical sciences field: the case of Japan," Scientometrics, Springer;Akadémiai Kiadó, vol. 106(2), pages 629-644, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:scient:v:106:y:2016:i:2:d:10.1007_s11192-015-1795-z
    DOI: 10.1007/s11192-015-1795-z
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