12 July 2008 Scientific productivity and impact of large telescopes
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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.
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Dennis R. Crabtree, "Scientific productivity and impact of large telescopes", Proc. SPIE 7016, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems II, 70161A (12 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.787176; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.787176
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