publication . Article . 2016

Does the DHET research output subsidy model penalise high-citation publication? A case study

Yolande X. Harley; Esmari Huysamen; Carlette Hlungwani; Tania Douglas;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2016
  • Publisher: Academy of Science of South Africa
Abstract
South African universities are awarded annual subsidy from the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) based on their research publication output. Journal article subsidy is based on the number of research publications in DHET-approved journals as well as the proportional contribution of authors from the university. Co-authorship with other institutions reduces the subsidy received by a university, which may be a disincentive to collaboration. Inter-institutional collaboration may affect the scientific impact of resulting publications, as indicated by the number of citations received. We analysed 812 journal articles published in 2011 by authors from ...
Subjects
free text keywords: higher education subsidy, collaboration, impact, citation, scientometrics, Science, Q, Science (General), Q1-390, Social Sciences, H, Social sciences (General), H1-99
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publication . Article . 2016

Does the DHET research output subsidy model penalise high-citation publication? A case study

Yolande X. Harley; Esmari Huysamen; Carlette Hlungwani; Tania Douglas;