A Review of the UK’s Interdisciplinary Research using a Citation-based Approach

Report to the UK HE funding bodies and MRC by Elsevier

The UK higher education funding bodies and the Medical Research Council (MRC) committed Elsevier's Analytical Services to conduct a study on the UK's interdisciplinary research compared to eight countries: Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States.

We use a citation-based approach to measure interdisciplinarity. The basic principle behind our approach is that, if an article cites papers that are “far away” from each other in terms of their topics, it is likely to be interdisciplinary. Otherwise, it is likely to be a monodisciplinary article. In the report, we investigate research output, citation impact and international collaboration of interdisciplinary research (IDR).

Subjects, Products & Services: Analytical Services; Citation impact; Collaboration; Interdisciplinary Research; Measuring Research Performance; Research Management

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