Co-authorship Networks in Swiss Political Research

Leifeld, Philip; Ingold, Karin (2016). Co-authorship Networks in Swiss Political Research. Swiss political science review / Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft, 22(2), pp. 264-287. Wiley 10.1111/spsr.12193

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Co-authorship is an important indicator of scientific collaboration. Co-authorship networks are composed of sub-communities, and researchers can gain visibility by connecting these insulated subgroups. This article presents a comprehensive co-authorship network analysis of Swiss political science. Three levels are addressed: disciplinary cohesion and structure at large, communities, and the integrative capacity of individual researchers. The results suggest that collaboration exists across geographical and language borders even though different regions focus on complementary publication strategies. The subfield of public policy and administration has the highest integrative capacity. Co-authorship is a function of several factors, most importantly being in the same subfield. At the individual level, the analysis identifies researchers who belong to the “inner circle” of Swiss political science and who link different communities. In contrast to previous research, the analysis is based on the full set of publications of all political researchers employed in Switzerland in 2013, including past publications.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Social Sciences > Institute of Political Science
10 Strategic Research Centers > Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research (OCCR)

UniBE Contributor:

Ingold, Karin Mirjam

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 320 Political science

ISSN:

1424-7755

Publisher:

Wiley

Language:

English

Submitter:

Jeremy Simeon Trottmann

Date Deposited:

04 Jul 2016 14:15

Last Modified:

28 Mar 2017 12:49

Publisher DOI:

10.1111/spsr.12193

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.82826

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/82826

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