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In an upublished study, available online here, Dr. Stanek of Ohio State University, has come to the conclusion that those published astronomical papers with more authors, get cited more often. While not a very strong correlation, this study examined some 30,000 articles in refereed journals of astronomy, and was a follow-on to his initial study, which concluded that the longer a paper was, the more it was cited as well. Stanek’s paper is a fun read, and the author admittedly has “his tongue in cheek.”

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