A1 Journal article (refereed)
Following the money? : Performance based funding and the changing publication patterns of Finnish academics (2020)

Mathies II, C., Kivistö, J., & Birnbaum, M. (2020). Following the money? : Performance based funding and the changing publication patterns of Finnish academics. Higher Education, 79(1), 21-37. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10734-019-00394-4

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All authors or editors: Mathies II, Charles; Kivistö, Jussi; Birnbaum, Matthew

Journal or series: Higher Education

ISSN: 1573-174X

eISSN: 1573-174X

Publication year: 2020

Volume: 79

Issue number: 1

Pages range: 21-37

Publisher: Springer

Publication country: Germany

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10734-019-00394-4

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Partially open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/67551


Research on how performance-based funding influences the behaviour and performance of academics is limited in Europe. In this study, we investigate the changing publication patterns among Finnish academics associated with the introduction of awarding funding for publications within specific journals in the national performance-based funding model. We find evidence, particularly in the social sciences, and to a lesser extent humanities, that Finnish academics increasingly target international (English-language) publication outlets and lower-tiered journals. We conclude discussing the possible long-term implications of the current funding formula for both Finnish academia and society.

Keywords: finance; science publishing; bibliometrics

Free keywords: funding; academic publishing; performance-based funding, publications; language of publication; funding formula

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Reporting Year: 2020

JUFO rating: 3

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