Proximity and Matthew Effect in Co-authorship Pattern of Iranian Top Universities

Proximity and Matthew Effect in Co-authorship Pattern of Iranian Top Universities
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۷۱-۸۲
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Co-authorship is used to measure scholarly collaborations of countries, institutions, and individuals.‎ It refers to the process in which two or more authors or researchers collaborate with each other to create a joint-work through collaboration methods and channels.‎ Although many studies have been conducted to analyze the individual or field co-authorships in Iran, a little have concerned the organisational co-authorships in this country.‎ This study aims to analyze organisational co-authorships among Iranian top universities based on proximity rule and Matthew effect.‎ Data were limited to published articles affiliated to top universities in Iran and extracted from the Web of Science (WoS) database.‎ The co-authorship matrix of these universities was shaped and their relationships were mapped.‎ The “National Co-Authorship Index”, which is the rate of scholarly co-authorships among universities of a country, was calculated.‎ Results show that geographic proximity has important and strong role in co-authorships of Iranian top universities.‎ Top universities tend to collaborate with universities of similar ranking and probably this result confirms the Matthew effect in the collaborations of Iranian top universities.‎ Also, the role of collocation or proximity has been drawn on Iran map.‎ Finally, some suggestions were made to improve the co-authorship system of Iranian universities.‎

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Khosrowjerdi, Mahmood, Neda Zeraatkar, and Marzieh Hajipour.‎ 2012.‎ Proximity and Matthew Effect in Co-authorship Pattern of Iranian Top Universities.‎ Malaysian Journal of Library & Information Science ۱۷ (۲): ۷۱-۸۲.

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