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

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 coauthorship 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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Sébastien Plutniak. A Co-authorship Network Analysis of National and International Growth in Prehistoric Archaeology, Italy (1875-2000): Combining Bibliometric and Qualitative Data in the History of Science. Mélanges de l’École française de Rome - Italie et Méditerranée, Ecole Française de Rome, 2018, 130 (2), pp.417-430. ⟨https://journals.openedition.org/mefrim/4052⟩. ⟨hal-02184904⟩

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