Conference acceptance rate signals future impact of published conference papers.
impact of research is in its applicability.
when research ended up as a paper the impact of it stays there as well.
I like this paper. It seems that, in Computer Science, short-term (2 years) citational impact favors conference papers, as shown in this paper. Longer-term (4+ years) impact, however, supports journal articles. This was noticed by the authors themselves as well as it is what I found using Web of Science dataset, which records citations from a large(r) share of science and social science conferences and journals (http://users.dimi.uniud.it/~massimo.franceschet/publications/cacm10.pdf).
This appears reasonable since journals tend to publish longer and deeper contributions that need some time to be discovered, digested, and cited. While conferences print lighter publishing quarks that get an immediate citational burst at the expense of a quicker obsolescence.
Immediate success or later and higher reward?
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