Academic-Corporate Collaboration calculates the number and percentage of outputs that have been co-authored by researchers from both academic and corporate, or industrial, affiliations. The “Percentage” option should be used when comparing entities of different sizes, to normalise for this variable.
A publication either exhibits academic-corporate collaboration, or it does not.
Academic-Corporate Collaboration Impact calculates the average citations received by the outputs that have been co-authored by researchers from both academic and corporate affiliations.
The count of citations in the calculation of Academic-Corporate Collaboration Impact is independent of the collaboration status of the citing output: if an institution’s academic-corporate collaborative output has only been cited by publications authored solely by researchers with academic affiliations, then these citations are still counted.
Academic-Corporate Collaboration indicates the degree of collaboration between academic and corporate affiliations. It is useful for:
- Benchmarking cross-sector collaboration of entities of different sizes, but in related disciplines, such as large and small research teams, or large and small Centers of Excellence.
- Showcasing extensive collaboration between academia and industry that may underpin a set of Scholarly Outputs.
Academic-Corporate Collaboration Impact is useful to benchmarking the average influence of an entity’s publications with and without cross-sector collaboration e.g.:
- The citation impact of publications of academic research institutes that were published with industrial collaboration, compared to those that were not.
- The citation impact of publications of researchers located in a corporate affiliation that were published with academic collaboration, compared to those that were industry-only.
SciVal is the recommended source for calculating Academic-Corporate Collaboration and Academic-Corporate Collaboration Impact (listed below).