The role of journals in shaping knowledge and communitities
This project investigates how knowledge communities are developed and delineated through scholarly journals. The concept of journal scope is brought to the forefront and measured with a novel indicator that enables to compare the social and topical structures of different journals and seek explanations for the observed differences.
The main research questions are:
- What is the scope of a journal and how can it be quantified?
- How does the journal scope evolve over time?
- Are there specific factors that can inflience the empirical scope of journals?