In relation to our previous post, we have examined in detail the number of authors per paper in GEC. Although there is a significant increase in multi-authored papers over the years, we found it surprising that an interdisciplinary journal would have so many single author papers. This assumption was based on our interpretation of the term ‘interdisciplinary’ in which we assumed such work is a product of collaboration between experts from different disciplines. The adjective ‘interdisciplinary’ is usually used to describe research where two or more disciplines collaborate to address a particular problem. According to various theorists, such as Joe Moran (2008) and Julie Thompson Klein (1990, 2010), the notion usually involves degrees of collaboration, cooperation, integration, boundary crossing etc. Thus, from a theoretical perspective, one would expect such research to involve multiple researchers. However, as we can see from the figures below, much of the early papers in GEC have been attributed to a single author, especially in the early years. Continue Reading
Today we have established an official partnership with the Sketch Engine. Thanks to the efforts of Adam Kilgarriff and Dr Paul Thompson, IDRD project is officially linked with the Sketch Engine, which will allow us to undertake a variety of different dorpus investigations. The results of our preliminary analyses will be updated soon!