A record year for scientific publications at BI

8 April 2019

2018 was a record year for scientific publications at BI. BI’ employees have contributed to 376 scientific monographs, articles and chapters. This amounts to 451 publishing points in the Norwegian publishing indicator (‘tellekantsystemet’).

The previous record was in 2016 when BI contributed to 437 points. In total, 189 of BI's faculty have contributed as authors in the scientific production.

198 of the publications are a result of international collaboration, compared to 160 in 2017. It is considered international cooperation if at least one of the authors of a publication credits a foreign institution.

A total of 310 of 376 publications in 2018 were journal articles, and 89 of these were published in level 2 journal in the counting system (tellekantsystemet). The proportion of journal articles on level 2 has increased from 24 % in 2017 to 29 % in 2018.

The number of articles on levels 3, 4 and 4 * on the ABS list have also increased considerably. In 2018, 16 of the articles were in journals rated 4 *, compared with eight in 2017. 35 of the articles were on level 4, compared with 27 in 2017.

In addition, BI’s employees have published 58 book chapters in scientific anthologies and eight monographs.

Publishing points per academic positions

The sum of publishing points is, of course, linked to the number of faculty.

DBH also presents figures for the number of publishing points per employee in so-called UFF positions (see NSD for further definition). In 2018, BI had 1.28 publishing points per academic position, while NHH's faculty delivered an average of 1 point. MF Scientific College, Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society (formerly The Theological Faculty) delivers the highest number of publication points per academic position 2.28 points. The University of Oslo has 1.84 points per faculty.

Read more about publishing points in the Norwegian HE sector on Khrono.

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