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Scientific collaboration networks: an analysis of coauthorship of papers in journals of information science in Brazil between 2006 to 2009

Grant number: 10/13472-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2011
Effective date (End): March 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Information Science - Library and Information Science
Principal Investigator:Ely Francina Tannuri de Oliveira
Grantee:Bruno Henrique Alves
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia e Ciências (FFC). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Marília. Marília , SP, Brazil


Bibliometric studies constitute themselves into a set of laws that study the behavior of recorded knowledge, using indicators that use the measurements, statistical and technological resources, in order to analyze and evaluate the production of knowledge in different areas. Among the indicators stand out indicators of scientific collaboration and coauthorship. Thus, this research aims to map the networks of scientific collaboration using journal articles in the field of information science in Brazil. More specifically seeks to identify the communities that form the basis of thematic similarities and relations established by coauthorship, examining the same in different fields: domestic and international, especially the most productive authors in different themes, which contribute for the construction of scientific knowledge in the area of Information Science. As research procedures will be reviewed articles published in major Brazilian journals of the area in the period 2006-2009, using bibliometric studies in their output indicators and links. To organize the data will be used as Microsoft Excel and the construction of networks of scientific collaboration among researchers, will be used by the software Pajek. To calculate the network indicators, such as density, degree of centralization, degree of interference and degree of proximity, it will use the Software Ucinet in order to provide a more accurate depth of the reality studied. It is hoped that this study delineate the networks of collaboration through coauthorship in different subfields of information science in Brazil and the communities that are formed on the basis of thematic similarities. (AU)

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ALVES, Bruno Henrique. Aportes bibliométricos à produção científica nos principais periódicos da área de Ciência da Informação no Brasil, no período de 2006-2010. 2013. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Faculdade de Filosofia e Ciências. Marília Marília.

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