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  • Modeling success rates from appropriations histories

    Introduction to modeling success rates from appropriations data A substantial portion of fundamental scientific research is government-supported (see my editorial in Science). An important factor that affects the experiences of individual investigators and the efficiency of government funding programs is the likelihood that a given scientific appli… Read More
  • Comparing individual papers from journals with different journal impact factors

    In the previous post, I developed a tool that could generate an approximate citation distribution for a journal given its journal impact factor (JIF). We can now use this tool to address a key question: If you select one paper randomly from a distribution associated with a journal impact factor JIF_1 (Journal_1) and another paper randomly… Read More