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Citation impact of collaboration from intra- and inter-disciplinary perspectives: A case study of Korea

Title
Citation impact of collaboration from intra- and inter-disciplinary perspectives: A case study of Korea
Authors
Lee J.Y.Chung E.K.
Ewha Authors
정은경
SCOPUS Author ID
정은경scopus
Issue Date
2018
Journal Title
Journal of Information Science Theory and Practice
ISSN
2287-9099JCR Link
Citation
Journal of Information Science Theory and Practice vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 65 - 82
Keywords
CollaborationDisciplineInter-disciplinaryIntra-disciplinaryKorea
Publisher
Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information
Indexed
SCOPUS scopus
Document Type
Article
Abstract
Purpose - This research aims to examine collaboration from a disciplinary perspective in Korea. There are needs to explore to what extent researchers collaborate by discipline and across discipline along with the impact of collaboration. Design/methodology/approach - In order to investigate collaboration with respect to entire discipline areas and author-declared discipline information we analyzed a national researcher information database (Korean Researcher Information) with a citation index database (Korean Citation Index) covering the entire range of discipline. This study analyzed the data sets for 10 years (2004-2013) including a total of 8 categories and 119 sub-categories of disciplines, 109,551 researchers, 650,263 articles, and 1,170,039 citations in Korea. Findings - The results demonstrate that there are different intensities of collaboration from heavy to minimal across disciplines. In examining collaboration in terms of author and discipline levels, the results show that collaboration in author level rises, then inter-disciplinary collaboration increases accordingly, in most of the 119 discipline sub-categories. A number of disciplines, however, tended to collaborate more intensely within their own rather than with other disciplines. Moreover, the impact of collaboration tended to change over time depending on the types of collaboration. Specifically, inter-disciplinary collaboration was likely to have more immediate impact as pioneer research, especially among more than three disciplines, whereas the impact of intra-disciplinary collaboration is higher as time passes. Originality/value - In this research, a disciplinary investigation on collaboration is conducted for the entire range of disciplines in Korea. Through analyzing distinctive author-declared discipline information from the KRI, this research examines the intensities of collaboration across disciplines, collaboration in author level, and the impact of collaboration. © Jae Yun Lee, EunKyung Chung, 2018.
DOI
10.1633/JISTaP.2018.6.1.5
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