Modified collaborative coefficient: A new measure for quantifying the degree of research collaboration. Scientometrics, 84(2), 365-371

Scientometrics (Impact Factor: 2.18). 08/2010; 84(2):365-371. DOI: 10.1007/s11192-009-0100-4
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Collaborative coefficient (CC) is a measure of collaboration in research, that reflects both the mean number of authors per
paper as well as the proportion of multi-authored papers. Although it lies between the values 0 and 1, and is 0 for a collection
of purely single-authored papers, it is not 1 for the case where all papers are maximally authored, i.e., every publication
in the collection has all authors in the collection as co-authors. We propose a simple modification of CC, which we call modified
collaboration coefficient (or MCC, for short), which improves its performance in this respect.

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    • "One is the average number of authors per paper (COPP) at each stage. It's a widely used indicator of collaboration, which is in fact known as Collaboration Degree in previous literature (Savanur and Srikanth 2009). COPP is calculated stage by stage. "
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    • "For this purpose, co-authorship analysis has been particularly recognised by some studies (e.g. Glanzel, 2001; Savanur and Srikanth, 2009) as being the most common tool in investigating the co-authorship relations and the quantitative patterns in scienti¯c collaboration. "
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    • "There is growing interest in measuring research collaboration (Katz & Martin, 1997; Laudel, 2002). Although some studies have argued that the common measure of collaboration in academic research is co-authorship (Savanur & Srikanth, 2010), others have argued that not all collaborators appear as coauthors (e.g., collaboration can also be mentioned in acknowledgements). Furthermore, not all types of collaborative efforts are formally expressed in papers (e.g., advice on the research process) (Melin & Persson, 1996; Gordon, 1980). "
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