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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

Naomi Fukuzawa () and Takanori Ida
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Naomi Fukuzawa: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology

Scientometrics, 2016, vol. 106, issue 2, No 8, 629-644

Abstract: Abstract 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.

Keywords: Science linkages; Non-patent references; Technology transfer (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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DOI: 10.1007/s11192-015-1795-z

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