An indicator of cross-disciplinary research

  title={An indicator of cross-disciplinary research},
  author={A. Porter and D. Chubin},
  • A. Porter, D. Chubin
  • Published 2005
  • Sociology, Computer Science
  • Scientometrics
  • Study of interdisciplinary research processes and performance is hampered by a lack of data. This project investigated possible indicators based in the open scientific literature to measure such processes. Focusing on theJournal Citation Reports as a suitable data base, alternative indicators were validated on a sample of 383 articles drawn from 19 journals. The results support the use ofCitations Outside Category as an indicator of cross-disciplinary research activity. An estimated version of… CONTINUE READING
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