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Scientific productivity and impact of large telescopes
Author(s): Dennis R. Crabtree
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Paper Abstract

The primary scientific output from an astronomical telescope is the collection of papers published in refereed journals. A telescope's productivity is measured by the number of papers published which are based upon data taken with the telescope. The scientific impact of a paper can be measured quantitatively by the number of citations that the paper receives. In this paper I will examine the productivity and impact of the CFHT, Gemini, Keck, Magellan, Subaru, UKIRT and VLT telescopes using paper and citation counts.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 July 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7016, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems II, 70161A (12 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.787176
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Dennis R. Crabtree, Gemini Observatory (Chile)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7016:
Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems II
Roger J. Brissenden; David R. Silva, Editor(s)

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