Revista Interamericana de Bibliotecología
versão impressa ISSN 0120-0976
VARGAS-QUESADA, Benjamín; MINGUILLO, David; CHINCHILLA-RODRIGUEZ, Zaida e DE MOYA-ANEGON, Félix. Structure of Spanish scientific collaboration in library and information sciences (Scopus 1999-2007). Rev. Interam. Bibliot [online]. 2010, vol.33, n.1, pp. 105-123. ISSN 0120-0976.
Based on documents filed in the Scopus database between 1999 and 2007, this paper identifies, displays, and analyzes the main structures of scientific collaboration by authors in the library and information sciences in Spain. We apply techniques of similarity, techniques of social network analysis, like K-core, bibliometric procedures, such as author co-occurrence and an analysis of the frequency of terms in order to explore the communities of collaboration (subnets) that make up the most important components in this area. Through this we identify 21 components composed of 28 subnets that reveal the micro-structure of a network of scientific collaboration. The network showed collaboration that was centralized in a few components. This collaboration originated in the research sector and included information retrieval and information management. This paper highlights the limited cooperation between subnets in which institutional and geographical proximity play an important role and which have scientific production and evaluation as common fronts of collaboration. The methodology used manages to present an overview of the main collaborative scientific structure of authors in Spain during the time period under study.
Palavras-chave : scientific collaboration; co authorship; collaboration networks; social network analysis; global centrality; library and information sciences; Spain.