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Researchers on the Move: The Impact of Brain Circulation

Researchers on the Move: The Impact of Brain Circulation

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This brief, released on 23 October 2013 in the context of the launch of the "OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard: Innovation for Growth 2013", highlights new OECD data on the mobility of researchers through changes in the affiliation of their publications in scholarly journals. It also looks at the impact of this mobility on the quality of research and at the interconnectedness of this mobile network.
This brief, released on 23 October 2013 in the context of the launch of the "OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard: Innovation for Growth 2013", highlights new OECD data on the mobility of researchers through changes in the affiliation of their publications in scholarly journals. It also looks at the impact of this mobility on the quality of research and at the interconnectedness of this mobile network.

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Researchers on the move: The impact of brain circulation

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The statistical data for Israel are supplied by and under the responsibility of the relevant Israeli authorities or third party. The use of such data by the OECD is without prejudice to the status of the Golan Heights, East Jerusalem and Israeli settlements in the West Bank under the terms of international law. Last updated: October 2013

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Impact factor 1.5

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Researchers on the move: The impact of brain circulation

Median impact of outflows 1.30

Average flows, inflows plus outflows , of scientific authors
1 000
NLD

CHE

10 000
ITA

70 000 1.20
AUT GRC
KOR NZL

CAN DEU DNK SWE FIN FRA
BEL NOR

USA
GBR

AUS
HKG

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ARG CHL

ESP

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BRA CZE
RUS: Inflow s impact= 0.71

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1.30 Median impact of inflows

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Researchers on the move: The impact of brain circulation

Total bilateral flows (thousands, left axis) 24,000

Net flow, percentage of bilateral flows (right axis) 80

18,000

For FRA↔CAN, the lozenge shows that CAN gains 31% of total bilateral flows.

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Researchers on the move: The impact of brain circulation

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Researchers on the move: The impact of brain circulation

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