Coauthorship patterns and trends in the sciences (1980-1998)

A bibliometric study with implications for database indexing and search strategies

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Abstract

THE PRESENT STUDY AIMS AT describing both the common and the distinguishing features of coauthorship trends and patterns in selected science fields. The relation between coauthorship schemes and other bibliometric features, such as publication activity and citation impact are analyzed. I show that, while copublication activity has grown considerably, the extent of coauthorship and its relation with productivity and citation impact largely varies among fields. Besides universally valid tendencies, subject specific features can be found.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)461-473
Number of pages13
JournalLibrary Trends
Volume50
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2001

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