Opportunities to upgrade the scientific disciplines space

Néstor Gandelman, Osiris J. Parcero, Flavia Roldán


Research resources in a given scientific domain may spill over into other close scientific disciplines, thereby improving performance. Using bibliometric data from the SCImago database drawn from a sample of 174 countries, we implement a measure of proximity-based on revealed comparative advantage (RCA) as a specialization or activity index. Our estimates show that proximity between disciplines positively and significantly related to the publication growth rate.


Revealed Comparative Advantage, Revealed Proximity, Scientific Production

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