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transnational co-authorships are now viewed as teams of authors, both in
CEDRA publications and in ECER/ VETNET proceedings. This picture has been
produced by applying tools of network analysis (see PDF guide).
already pointed out in the previous breakdown according to country (figure
20), the two groups share basic characteristics:
above demonstrates how individual persons are related with each other as
co-authors in transnational teams. As should be expected, a majority of
small teams (mostly involving just two or three persons) produces a more
scattered picture than, for instance, a set of large project partnerships
(figures 4 to 6). Nevertheless,
there are two features which resemble special relations in networks:
teams involved in CEDRA publications and those represented in the ECER
proceedings are similar in number (14; 12);
also similar in size, although the range of members (between 2 and 5 CEDRA;
2 and 4 ECER) somewhat exceeds the range of different countries (between
2 and 4 in each case); this is because some of these transnational teams
also include co-authors of the same country (which were counted only as
one team component in figure 20);
number of individual persons involved in these transnational teams is also
similar in each case: 39 in CEDRA publications and 34 in ECER proceedings.
degree of interrelation found among the CEDRA co-authors is due to the
collaborative approach applied in these publishing activities. This has
already been evident from analysing the total network of co-authors in
CEDRA studies (figure 10).
are several repeated relationships (thicker lines) in both groups, particularly
in cases of collaborating editors of CEDRA publications and ECER proceedings;
of CEDRA co-authors are related to more than own team, thus forming a large
cluster of teams and, as part of this, a clique of intensely related co-authors.
CEDRA and ECER co-author teams should also be considered against the background
of project partnerships (from which many articles or papers arise) and
thematic networks (which underpin the collaboration of many co-authors).
This background of European collaboration provides lots of invisible links
between the transnational co-authors and may show the teams, instead of
looking scattered, as foci or highlights of multiple networking.
WIFO Manning 2003
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