Social sciences research in the Central European city of Wrocław: A density-equalizing mapping analysis.

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    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      Biology and life sciences
      Careers in research
      Citation analysis
      Economics
      Health care
      Health economics
      Medicine and health sciences
      Mental health and psychiatry
      People and places
      Population groupings
      Professions
      Psychology
      Public and occupational health
      Research and analysis methods
      Research Article
      Research assessment
      Science and technology workforce
      Science policy
      Scientists
      Social research
      Social sciences
      Sociology
    • NAICS/Industry Codes:
      541720 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
    • Abstract:
      Background: The city of Wrocław in Poland represents one of Central Europeans oldest capitals of science with numerous Nobel laureates. Due to a long history of political suppressions with Nazi Germany and Communism from 1933 until 1989, its scientific community was suppressed for more than half a century. Methods: The present study assessed scientific activities in the field of social and neighbouring sciences using density equalizing mapping. On the basis of the NewQIS (New Quality and Quantity Indices in Science) platform and the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) of the Web of Science database, a total of 1787 articles originating from Wrocław were identified between 1966 and 2017. Results: In total, 549 research collaborations of Wrocław with 96 different countries were present (30.7%). Among the 107 research areas the highest activity was found for the field of Business and Economics with n = 272 articles (average citation rate (AVR) of 12.54), followed by Psychology (n = 252 articles, AVR = 9.06), Psychiatry (n = 205 articles, AVR = 4.74) and Public, Environmental and Occupational Health (n = 145 articles, AVR = 7.96). The highest AVR was found for Operations Research (25.36 with n = 87 articles). Density equalizing mapping procedures revealed a global pattern of social sciences research collaborations with scientists from Germany, the UK and the US as the primary cooperating partner of Wrocław. The different countries had major differences in the area of research collaborations. Conclusions: This is the first study that depicts the global network of Wrocław scientific activities in the field of social sciences. The exorbitant increase in research activity from 2006 onwards can lead to the assumption that Wrocław social sciences encounter a fruitful future. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Author Affiliations:
      1The Institute of Occupational Medicine, Social Medicine and Environmental Medicine, Goethe-University, Frankfurt, Germany
    • ISSN:
      1932-6203
    • Accession Number:
      10.1371/journal.pone.0205094
    • Accession Number:
      132556823
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    • ABNT:
      GRONEBERG, D. A. Social sciences research in the Central European city of Wrocław: A density-equalizing mapping analysis. PLoS ONE, [s. l.], v. 13, n. 10, p. 1–14, 2018. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 15 jun. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Groneberg DA. Social sciences research in the Central European city of Wrocław: A density-equalizing mapping analysis. PLoS ONE. 2018;13(10):1-14. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0205094.
    • APA:
      Groneberg, D. A. (2018). Social sciences research in the Central European city of Wrocław: A density-equalizing mapping analysis. PLoS ONE, 13(10), 1–14. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0205094
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Groneberg, David A. 2018. “Social Sciences Research in the Central European City of Wrocław: A Density-Equalizing Mapping Analysis.” PLoS ONE 13 (10): 1–14. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0205094.
    • Harvard:
      Groneberg, D. A. (2018) ‘Social sciences research in the Central European city of Wrocław: A density-equalizing mapping analysis’, PLoS ONE, 13(10), pp. 1–14. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0205094.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Groneberg, DA 2018, ‘Social sciences research in the Central European city of Wrocław: A density-equalizing mapping analysis’, PLoS ONE, vol. 13, no. 10, pp. 1–14, viewed 15 June 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Groneberg, David A. “Social Sciences Research in the Central European City of Wrocław: A Density-Equalizing Mapping Analysis.” PLoS ONE, vol. 13, no. 10, Oct. 2018, pp. 1–14. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0205094.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Groneberg, David A. “Social Sciences Research in the Central European City of Wrocław: A Density-Equalizing Mapping Analysis.” PLoS ONE 13, no. 10 (October 24, 2018): 1–14. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0205094.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Groneberg DA. Social sciences research in the Central European city of Wrocław: A density-equalizing mapping analysis. PLoS ONE [Internet]. 2018 Oct 24 [cited 2019 Jun 15];13(10):1–14. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=132556823&custid=s8280428