Interdisciplinarity at the journal and specialty level: The changing knowledge bases of the journal cognitive science

  title={Interdisciplinarity at the journal and specialty level: The changing knowledge bases of the journal cognitive science},
  author={Loet Leydesdorff and Robert L. Goldstone},
  journal={Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology},
Using the referencing patterns in articles in Cognitive Science over three decades, we analyze the knowledge base of this literature in terms of its changing disciplinary composition. Three periods are distinguished: (A) construction of the interdisciplinary space in the 1980s, (B) development of an interdisciplinary orientation in the 1990s, and (C) reintegration into “cognitive psychology” in the 2000s. The fluidity and fuzziness of the interdisciplinary delineations in the different… 
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