International co-operation in science and in social sciences as reflected in multinational papers indexed in SCI and SSCI

Authors
Citation
B. Stefaniak, International co-operation in science and in social sciences as reflected in multinational papers indexed in SCI and SSCI, SCIENTOMETR, 52(2), 2001, pp. 193-210
Citations number
15
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Library & Information Science
Journal title
SCIENTOMETRICS
ISSN journal
0138-9130 → ACNP
Volume
52
Issue
2
Year of publication
2001
Pages
193 - 210
Database
ISI
SICI code
0138-9130(200110)52:2<193:ICISAI>2.0.ZU;2-I
Abstract
The paper presents a comparative analysis of publications, co-authored by P olish and foreign researchers, selected from seven annual files of Science Citation Index and Social Sciences Citation Index (CD-ROM Editions 1992-199 8). Information obtained from SCI and SSCI were elaborated, completed, coded an d entered in two-international files" designed for analytical purposes. It was found that the number of internationally co-authored papers was many times higher (18 982 records) in science than in social sciences (342 reco rds). The share of these,international papers" in the "Polish files" increa sed in the time under review, but for those derived from SCI was also highe r (39.1-46.0%) than in case of SSCI (22.4-37.0%). Results of the analysis include countries of foreign partners and affiliati on of domestic coauthors, as well as, subject structure of both internation al files. Observed differences in the scale of international co-operation in science and in social sciences are being the matter under discussion.