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W. Glänzel Research Association for Science Communication and Information e.V. (RASCI) Johannes-Kepler-Weg 5 D-15236 Frankfurt (Oder) (Germany) Johannes-Kepler-Weg 5 D-15236 Frankfurt (Oder) (Germany)

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C. De Lange Catholic University Nijmegen Education and Research Policy Unit P.O. Box 9102 NL-6500 HC Nijmegen (The Netherlands) P.O. Box 9102 NL-6500 HC Nijmegen (The Netherlands)

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Abstract  

The present study is focused on international collaboration in science, involving more than two countries. The authors developed a promising model to measure and analyse the extent of multilateral co-authorship links in a previous study. The model is based on a series expansion approach which relates a new indicator, the Multilateral Collaboration Index (ρ), to the share of internationally co-authored papers (f). The model was found suitable to classify both the share of international papers, as well as the extent of multilateral links through the deviations from their expectations. A comparative analysis is made of changing collaboration patterns between 1983 and 1993 for 8 selected subfields, as well as all fields combined of the most active 38 countries. As expected an intensification of international scientific collaboration was observed, especially for a number of former COMECON countries. Different types of behaviour for different countries and science subfields emerged.

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Scientometrics
Language English
Size B5
Year of
Foundation
1978
Volumes
per Year
1
Issues
per Year
12
Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
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Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
Publisher Akadémiai Kiadó
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
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ISSN 0138-9130 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2861 (Online)