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SCIENTIFIC COLLABORATION NETWORK IN “METRICAL STUDIES”: A CO-AUTHORSHIP STUDY USING THE SCIELO INFORMATION SCIENCE PERIODICALS

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Author(s): Ely Francina Tannuri de Oliveira | Maria Claudia Cabrini Grácio

Journal: Brazilian Journal of Information Science
ISSN 1981-1640

Volume: 2;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 33;
Date: 2008;
Original page

Keywords: Metrical Studies | Scientific Collaboration Network | Co-Authorship Analysis | Bibliometry.

ABSTRACT
This study is aimed at analyzing the scientific collaboration network in the Information Science area, regarding the theme “metrical studies”, based on institutional co-authorships in periodicals published on line by Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO), electronic library that comprises a selected collection of Brazilian scientific periodicals, in the following publications: Ciência da Informação and Perspectivas em Ciência da Informação. The adopted research procedure was the survey of published numbers, including a total of 53 papers related to the topic under study. Initially, 388 papers were worked on, and 53 of them (13,7%, between the two periodicals) are related to this topic. Software Pajek was used in order to construct the scientific collaboration network based on co-authorship, and Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) was used for cluster analysis, by using Ward’s method and the distance measures were squared Euclidean with the standardized variables. The data were presented as an aggregation of communities, sometimes isolated, other times forming a configuration of a scientific collaboration network already established, but not dense.
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