are now analysed against the background of European networking. It might
be assumed that the context of transnational project partnerships, networks
and conferences also promotes transnational teamwork in publishing. The
figure above takes up the analysis of authorships introduced in the previous
figure (17), by breaking down the groups of co-authors
according to country composition.
the teams of co-authors from different countries are small in number, and
also small in comparison to the total sample of authors (see data given
in figure 17). We may conclude, in general, that
the overall progress of transnational networking (project partnerships,
networks, conferences), in which these authors are involved, does not seem
to be matched by a high level of transnational co-authorships. Nevertheless,
some differences between the three publishing media are noticable:
only a small proportion of co-authorships in JVET and the ECER/ VETNET
proceedings are transnational, the corresponding proportion of CEDRA co-authorships
is much bigger. CEDRA also exceeds the two other groups in the proportion
of teams involving persons from more than two different countries. This
is certainly an outcome of the deliberate transnational approach followed
in CEDRA activities and, more specifically, in producing the joint studies.
These studies not only include teams of editors and of authors for individual
articles (represented in the figure above), but also form larger groups
of contributors (teams or individuals), already presented as CEDRA co-authorship
network (figure 11).