Twenty-year trends of authorship and sampling in applied biomechanics research

Texas State University, USA.
Perceptual and Motor Skills (Impact Factor: 0.66). 02/2012; 114(1):16-20. DOI: 10.2466/11.PMS.114.1.16-20
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This study documented the trends in authorship and sampling in applied biomechanics research published in the Journal of Applied Biomechanics and ISBS Proceedings. Original research articles of the 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, and 2009 volumes of these serials were reviewed, excluding reviews, modeling papers, technical notes, and editorials. Compared to 1989 volumes, the mean number of authors per paper significantly increased (35 and 100%, respectively) in the 2009 volumes, along with increased rates of hyperauthorship, and a decline in rates of single authorship. Sample sizes varied widely across papers and did not appear to change since 1989.

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