Diversity of references as an indicator of the interdisciplinarity of journals: Taking similarity between subject fields into account

@article{Zhang2016DiversityOR,
  title={Diversity of references as an indicator of the interdisciplinarity of journals: Taking similarity between subject fields into account},
  author={Lin Zhang and Ronald Rousseau and Wolfgang Gl{\"a}nzel},
  journal={JASIST},
  year={2016},
  volume={67},
  pages={1257-1265}
}
The objective of this article is to further the study of journal interdisciplinarity, or, more generally, knowledge integration at the level of individual articles. Interdisciplinarity is operationalized by the diversity of subject fields assigned to cited items in the article’s reference list. Subject fields and subfields were obtained from the Leuven-Budapest (ECOOM) subject-classification scheme, while disciplinary diversity was measured taking variety, balance, and disparity into account… CONTINUE READING

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