Studying author affiliations in journals

Mari Davis M.Davis at UNSW.EDU.AU
Tue Jan 21 23:58:27 EST 2003

A study published in  by Davis, Wilson & Hood provides information on
institutional affiliations of authors of papers from 1991-95 in
Ophthalmology and in Optics - see Table 6 on p. 408. This study does not
addressing a specific journals but the data are field specific limited to
the ISI-selected set of journals for each of these fields. However, the
affiliations were categorised by type rather than by academic disciplines.

Reference: Davis M, Wilson CS, Hood WW. Ophthalmology and Optics: an
informetric study of Australia's contribution to fields in the Vision
Science domain, 1991-95. Scientometrics v.46, 1999: 399-416.

Mari Davis PhD

John Metcalfe Research Fellow
BIRG, Bibliometric & Informetric Research Group
The University of New South Wales
Quadrangle Level 2
Sydney NSW 2052 Australia
m.davis at
Tel: +61 2 9385 7127
Fax: +61 2 9662 4061

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I am looking for some representative examples of papers/studies where the
researcher has studied the institutional affiliation of authors publishing
in specific journals, in an effort to determine the mix of academic
disciplines contributing to the journal.


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