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Scientists have most impact when they're free to move

An analysis of researchers' global mobility reveals that limiting the circulation of scholars will damage the scientific system.

Author
Cassidy R. Sugimoto, Nicolas Robinson-Garcia, Dakota S. Murray, Alfredo Yegros-Yegros, Rodrigo Costas & Vincent Larivière
Date
09 October 2017
Links
Nature - Comment

Nature's comment entitled ‘Scientists have most impact when they're free to move’ is an analysis measuring the global movements of researchers and reflects on the potential adverse consequences that isolationist policies may have on the advance of science.