The Increasing Dominance of Teams in Production of Knowledge

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Science  18 May 2007:
Vol. 316, Issue 5827, pp. 1036-1039
DOI: 10.1126/science.1136099

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    Though S. Wuchty et al.’s (Reports, 18 May, p. 1036) results strengthen the view of human knowledge being pushed to the frontier every week by the increasing number of hyper-authored papers, I see a bias in their analysis caused by their initial definition of teamwork: "A team was defined as having more than one listed author (publications) or inventor (patents)." In my view, this definitio...

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