Publish more or publish differently? New aspects of relationship between scientific mobility and performance of young researchers
The paper presents the preliminary results of a research project on the international mobility of young Russian researchers. This study is focused on the impact of education or work experience abroad on their future scientific careers, particularly their publication activity. The case study of the one large Russian university was examined: a unique for Russia database combining both biographical data (information from CV published openly) and publication activity indicators (data from Scopus) of employees of this university was collected. A positive relationship between the international mobility and scientific productivity of scientists was revealed. Those involved in international mobility not only publish more scientific articles on average but their papers are published in journals of higher level and are cited more often. We also found some differences in the choice of topics and collaboration behavior between mobile and non-mobile scientists.