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Figure 7

From: Inequality and cumulative advantage in science careers: a case study of high-impact journals

Figure 7

Visualizing the covariates underlying s i . Scatterplot visualization of the impact score of the 1st publication z i (1), the trajectory slope s i , the mean impact value z i (color of the data point), and the total number of publications N p (proportional to the size of the data point). These scatter plots demonstrate that there is an increased likelihood that a decreasing trend ( s i <0) starts with a positive above-average citation value ( z i (1)>0), indicative of how difficult it can be to consistently publish above-average research. A linear regression model indicates a negative relation between s i and z i (1) and a positive relation between s i and N p (see discussion in text).

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