Indicators of collaboration intensity?
Michel J. Menou
Michel.Menou at WANADOO.FR
Thu May 12 12:03:50 EDT 2005
There is also a difference between 2 or 3 co-authors and many co-authors.
Not to mention the case when the co-authors are students and project
director, head of Department and assistants, etc.
More importantly 12 co-authors from same institution does not reflect
the same level of collaboration intensity than 12 co-authors from
I'd rather combine percentual of single authorship and percentual of
multiple co-authors from different institutions
Steven A. Morris wrote:
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>Does anyone out there know of an indicator of the "intensity" of
>collaboration that characterizes a research specialty? For example,
>mathematicians tend to be loners that don't often work with others,
>therefore mathematical specialties have "low" collaboration intensity.
>Biomedical researchers tend to work in large teams, so biomedical
>specialties have "high" collaboration intensity.
>One possible indicator would be the mean authors per paper in a
>specialty's literature. This is actually not a very sensitive indicator I
>think. Another indicator could be the percentage of single authored
>papers, which I think is more sensitive, e.g.,
>Specialty percent 1 collaboration
> auth papers intensity
>Distance 47% low
>Complex 23% medium
>angio- 7% high
>Does anyone have any ideas or references on
>collaboration intensity indicators?
>Oklahoma State University
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