Publication
Title
Barycenter representation of book publishing internationalization in the social sciences and humanities
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Abstract
This paper introduces a novel application in bibliometrics of the barycenter method. Using places of publication barycenters, we measure internationalization of book publishing in the Social Sciences and Humanities. Based on 2002-2011 data for Flanders, Belgium, we demonstrate how the geographic center of weight of book publishing is different for the Social Sciences than for the Humanities. Whereas the latter still rely predominantly on domestic Flemish and continental European publishers, the former are firmly Anglo-Saxon oriented. The Humanities, however, show a more pronounced evolution towards further internationalization. For the already largely internationally oriented Social Sciences, in most recent years, the share of British publishers has grown. The barycenter method proves to be a valuable tool in the representation of research internationalization of book publications. This is especially the case when applied non-Anglophone countries.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of informetrics. - Amsterdam
Publication
Amsterdam : 2014
ISSN
1751-1577
Volume/pages
8:1(2014), p. 234-240
ISI
000331771900021
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
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Creation 08.01.2014
Last edited 22.08.2017
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