This paper addresses the relation between developments in scientific communication and research. The developments in scientific
communication are related to developments brought about by opportunities provided by the development and wide-scale introduction
of modern information and communication technology. However, this paper does not focus on technological developments, but
rather discusses how these new developments in scientific communication enable developments in research and research policy,
and vice versa. The role of scientometrics and bibliometrics in this context is briefly discussed.
Authors:Gaston Heimeriks, Marianne Hörlesberger and Peter Van Den Besselaar
The aim of this mainly methodological paper is to present an approach for researching the triple helix of university-industry-government relations as a heterogeneous and multi-layered communication network. The layers included are: the formal scholarly communication in academic journals, the communication network based on project collaborations, and finally the communication of information over the 'virtual' network of web links. The approach is applied on typical 'Mode 2' fields such as biotechnology, while using a variety of data sources. We present some of the initial findings, which indicate the different structures and functions of the three layers of communication.
Authors:Ningyuan Guo, Man Ping Wang, Tzu Tsun Luk, Sai Yin Ho, Daniel Yee Tak Fong, Sophia Siu-chee Chan and Tai Hing Lam
Evolving information and communication technologies (ICTs) have transformed family interactions by overcoming time and distance barriers. Greater perceived well-being was observed among families who used smartphone
The intention of this paper is to present the empirical research results of the Slovak youth lingual-communication behaviour in Slovakia and Hungary, whereas this research work was performed in both countries in the year 2010. Expressions of a spoken form of the Slovak language in surroundings were investigated, which is typical for the application of the written language as a form of a social contact in school — with friends, peers, and in family. The referential framework of this article consists of three analytical levels: 1. the analysis of the knowledge level of the Slovak and Hungarian language (in the case of the Slovak language, its lingual appearances are analyzed); 2. intergeneration relations of lingual communication; 3. the analysis of mutual contexts (the dependence on identification signs).
Bibliometric methods in general undervalue technological research. This study examines the relation in literature between technological/industrial journals and scientific journals in the case of the plastics industry and polymer science. Trade-journals cannot be used in a straightforward bibliometric manner, but can be an aid in mapping the different groups and reveal the hidden communication between technological and scientific communities.
This paper will look
at the East-West military balance in 1956 and at each side's (i.e., Moscow's
and Washington's) understanding of the balance. It will look also at the way in
which each side regarded the danger of nuclear war, and at how each side
regarded the other's approach to nuclear war. Finally, the paper will address
Moscow and Washington's views of the danger that the Hungarian revolution might
escalate to general war, and at the communication between the two sides on that
score during the revolution.
This article explores the emergence of knowledge from scientific discoveries and their effects on the structure of scientific
communication. Network analysis is applied to understand this emergence institutionally as changes in the journals; semantically
as changes in the codification of meaning in terms of words; and cognitively as the new knowledge becomes the emergent foundation
of further developments. The discovery of fullerenes in 1985 is analyzed as the scientific discovery that triggered a process
which led to research in nanotubes.
A schematic overview of the formal communication process is first presented. Emphasis is placed only on the specific functions and participants required to transfer article manuscripts from the author to the reader of scientific journals. For the description of this process a mathematical model based on generalized nets (GN) is then proposed. Some advantages of the GN as compared to other models are shown. Model application is not included since the programme package which realizes the GN is in a stage of preparation.