Jian Wang, Reinhilde Veugelers and Paula Stephan

Jian Wang is a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Management, Strategy and Innovation and the Center for R&D Monitoring, KU Leuven. He specializes in science and technology policy. Reinhilde Veugelers is a full professor at KULeuven at the Department of Management, Strategy and Innovation. She is a Senior Fellow at Bruegel since 2009. She is also a CEPR Research Fellow, a member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences and of the Academia Europeana. She currently serves on the ERC Scientific Council. She is a member of the RISE Expert Group advising the EU Commissioner for Research and Innovation. Paula Stephan is a professor of economics at Georgia State University and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Her research focuses on the careers of scientists and engineers.


A Cautionary Tale in the Quest for Novelty

Novel breakthroughs in research can have a dramatic impact on scientific discovery but face some distinct disadvantages in getting wider recognition and are often cited as a plus in getting published. But new findings suggest an inherent bias in bibliometric measures against novel research.

6 years ago