Authors:Thomas Hugh Feeley, Katherine Hart LaVail and George A. Barnett
Faculty positions in Communication are not created equally. Number of courses, service responsibilities, and research expectations are merely three factors that can vary for any given appointment. The Carnegie
Authors:George A. Barnett, Catherine Huh, Youngju Kim and Han Woo Park
Compared to the other social sciences, Communication joined the social science family relatively late (Berger et al. 2009 ). Yet, the discipline of Communication has experienced steady growth. The International
As the rapid growth of the Web is changing the circumstances and consequently the structures and processes of scholarly communication, there is renewed interest to see how it is being transformed, what the
Informal and formal communication processes are documented in the primary journal literature. Both processes impose structures on the authors who publish their research, and the formal process imposes a structure on the journals which publish scientific papers. In this paper, it is shown that information theory can be applied to these structures for the purpose of evaluating the contribution that authors and journals make to the communication of scientific information. Experimental results identify the most communicative authors and journals in an area of active research.
Authors:Sujin Choi, Ji-young Park and Han Woo Park
While the above studies have typically relied on public web data, using web crawlers, social web data has not yet been systematically examined. The social web, also referred to as ‘social media’, is defined as a set of online communication tools that
The communication behaviour of Belgian university scientists is investigated over the period of 1977–1979. For 5 broad scientific domains the general characteristics are given and the distribution of the scientists over groups with 1 to 20 communications per three year is discussed. For two domains, Arts and Basic Sciences, an analysis is given of constituent disciplines. The present investigation presents a background profile of the communication activities, enabling evaluation of extreme activity in the disciplines discussed.
Communication is essential in scientific research. Scientific papers represent the main information sources in natural sciences. A model of theManifested Communication through Publications is introduced which makes it possible to calculate indicators characteristic of bilateral information processes.Bilateral Coupling is for example the total number of non-zero cross elements in the information matrix containing references to each other's papers of the two teams.
This research analyzes a “who cites whom” matrix in terms of aggregated journal-journal citations to determine the location
of communication studies on the academic spectrum. Using the Journal of Communication as the seed journal, the 2006 data in
the Journal Citation Reports are used to map communication studies. The results show that social and experimental psychology
journals are the most frequently used sources of information in this field. In addition, several journals devoted to the use
and effects of media and advertising are weakly integrated into the larger communication research community, whereas communication
studies are dominated by American journals.
The study employs citation analysis method to identify the disciplines and active research areas in communication studies on communication systems in China. Moreover, the study seeks to contribute to the methodological issues of citation analysis by including new variables in the analysis. Using Chinese communication research in 11 Chinese/Asian studies journals and 13 journalism/communication journals published in English since 1931, the study found that there were little exchanges between Chinese studies and communication scholars. Howerver, the study showed that by including two variables—theme of articles and academic affiliation of authors, the findings can more accurate demonstrate the relationship between the research activities and disciplines cited.
Among Belver C. Griffith's many contributions to disciplinary communication is the idea that science and scholarship at large constitute a social system to be investigated empirically. This paper reports findings of an author co-citation analysis of the field of human behavioral ecology that expands Griffith's concept of the social system of scientific communication to fit a socioecological framework. Cluster analysis and multidimensional scaling techniques are used to characterize the research specialty at large and portray five respondents' individual resource maps. The techniques reveal co-citation relationships among authors whose work they had referenced in recent articles. Survey data on searching and handling behaviors for an aggregated sample of 180 cited references are correlated with core-periphery zones of the individual maps. Findings that types of socially mediated communication and distinctive information foraging behaviors correlate with different zones of a bibliographic microhabitat support an interpretation that active specialty members conform to foraging efficiency principles as predicted by prey-choice models from optimal foraging theory.