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A Co-authorship Network Analysis of National and International Growth in Prehistoric Archaeology, Italy (1875-2000). Combining Bibliometric and Qualitative Data in History of Science Research

Plutniak, Sébastien (2018) A Co-authorship Network Analysis of National and International Growth in Prehistoric Archaeology, Italy (1875-2000). Combining Bibliometric and Qualitative Data in History of Science Research. Mélanges de l'École française de Rome – Italie et Méditerranée modernes et contemporaines, 130 (2). pp. 417-430. ISSN 1123-9891

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Abstract

This paper examines the national and international growth of prehistoric archaeology in Italy from 1875 to 2000. A bibliometric approach is proposed for a case study of a scientific discipline, language and period that are poorly represented in current bibliographic databases. These constraints led to the generation of a data set with articles from 5 journals (2842 articles and 1221 unique authors). Publication language and author nationalities were manually included in the data set. Journal internationality measures and co-authorship network analyses showed: 1) that internationalisation was not the most striking change over the study period: it was one of a number of features that journal editors addressed in their own way; 2) results confirm a change in the social organisation of scientific production in archaeology, with the emergence of co-authorship and reflect the differentiation of local research trends. This is discussed with reference to previous work on the history of prehistoric archaeology.


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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
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Plutniak, Sébastien0000-0002-6674-3806
Keywords: Internationalisation, history of archaeology, scientific journals, co-authorship, bibliometrics, network analysis
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Archaeology
General Issues > History of Science Case Studies
Depositing User: Dr Sébastien Plutniak
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2019 01:34
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2019 01:34
Item ID: 16449
Journal or Publication Title: Mélanges de l'École française de Rome – Italie et Méditerranée modernes et contemporaines
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.4000/mefrim.4052
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Archaeology
General Issues > History of Science Case Studies
Date: 2018
Page Range: pp. 417-430
Volume: 130
Number: 2
ISSN: 1123-9891
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/16449

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