Indicators of collaboration intensity?
iajiferu at UWO.CA
Thu May 12 12:05:23 EDT 2005
You have mentioned two of the indicators, i.e. the mean number of
authors per paper, and the percentage of multiple-authored papers (this
is just the complement of the percentage of single authored papers).
There is a third one, called the collaborative coefficient, which is
more sensitive than the other two. See the following article for details :
Ajiferuke, I. , Burrell, Q. & Tague, J. (1998). Collaborative
coefficient : A single measure of the degree of collaboration in
research. Scientometrics, 14(5-6), 421-433.
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?
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