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Title: Concentration in knowledge output: a case of economics journals
Authors: Bino, Paul Gopuran Devassy
Subash, Sasidharan
Ramanathan, Ananthakrishnan
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: European Association for Comparative Economic Studies (EACES)
Università Carlo Cattaneo - LIUC
Bibliographic citation: Bino Paul Gopuran Devassy, Subash Sasidharan, Ramanathan Ananthakrishnan (2005), Concentration in knowledge output: a case of economics journals. In: The European Journal of Comparative Economics, vol. 2, n. 2, 2005, p. 261-279. E-ISSN 1824-2979.
Abstract: This paper assesses the degree of author concentration in seven economics journals, which were published in India during 1990-2002. To measure the degree of author concentration, Lotka's Law was used. Moreover, we also make an exploratory analysis of the geographic, economics subfield and institutional concentration in 704 economics journals. An important finding of this paper is that specialized journals in the sample report the highest degree of author concentration. This result is quite similar to the findings by Cox and Chung (1991). Furthermore, there are several instances showing that the journals lean towards certain norms; this may affect the flow of innovative ideas into economics. We conclude that a knowledge activity, involving the high degree of concentration and a biased publication process, may affect the flow of new ideas into the discipline.
Journal/Book: The European journal of comparative economics
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