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The laws of the evolution of research fields

  title={The laws of the evolution of research fields},
  author={Mario Coccia},
  journal={arXiv: General Economics},
  • M. Coccia
  • Published 8 May 2018
  • Education
  • arXiv: General Economics
A fundamental question in the field of social studies of science is how research fields emerge, grow and decline over time and space. This study confronts this question here by developing an inductive analysis of emerging research fields represented by human microbiome, evolutionary robotics and astrobiology. In particular, number of papers from starting years to 2017 of each emerging research field is analyzed considering the subject areas (i.e., disciplines) of authors. Findings suggest some… 
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