publication . Article . Preprint . 2013

Exploring scientists’ working timetable: A global survey

Wang, Xianwen; Peng, Lian; Zhang, Chunbo; Xu, Shenmeng; Wang, Zhi; Wang, Chuanli; Wang, Xianbing;
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  • Published: 21 Oct 2013 Journal: Journal of Informetrics, volume 7, pages 665-675 (issn: 1751-1577, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
In our previous study (Wang et al., 2012), we analyzed scientists' working timetable of 3 countries, using realtime downloading data of scientific literatures. In this paper, we make a through analysis about global scientists' working habits. Top 30 countries/territories from Europe, Asia, Australia, North America, Latin America and Africa are selected as representatives and analyzed in detail. Regional differences for scientists' working habits exists in different countries. Besides different working cultures, social factors could affect scientists' research activities and working patterns. Nevertheless, a common conclusion is that scientists today are often wo...
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free text keywords: Library and Information Sciences, Computer Science Applications, Schedule, Usage data, Overtime, Data mining, computer.software_genre, computer, Work–life balance, Latin Americans, Computer science, Computer Science - Digital Libraries, Computer Science - Information Retrieval, Physics - Physics and Society
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publication . Article . Preprint . 2013

Exploring scientists’ working timetable: A global survey

Wang, Xianwen; Peng, Lian; Zhang, Chunbo; Xu, Shenmeng; Wang, Zhi; Wang, Chuanli; Wang, Xianbing;