Coauthorship Has Leveled Off Date: March 4, 1996
(The Scientist, Vol:10, #5, pg.13 & 16, March 4, 1996)
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Editor's Note: In its January/February 1996 issue, the newsletter Science Watch -- published by the Philadelphia-based Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) -- took a broad look at international coauthorship of scientific papers (Jan./Feb. 7:1-2, 1996). Examining articles cataloged in ISI databases, analysts tracked the percentage of papers written with collaborators from other nations. They did this analysis by tabulating the percentage of papers in all disciplines of science, engineering, and the arts and humanities published between 1981 and 1994 whose primary author collaborated with at least one researcher from another nation. Because the ISI databases list only the one institution that authors give as their contact address, the analysis could not determine where the researchers did their work-at their home institution or at the institution of...