The global scientific brain: Policy implications of barriers to scientific mobility

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In a paper published this week in Nature, we discuss the usefulness of bibliometrics for tracking and identifying global scholarly mobility. Our approach is rooted in the idea that mobility is a complex phenomenon. The more traditional analyses of brain drain and brain gain do not necessarily reflect the diversity of mobility patterns. Bibliometric data provides an opportunity to capture the multiple facets of mobility in a timely manner and at scale (Moed & Halevi, 2014).

This content has been updated on December 13th, 2017 at 16 h 34 min.