ERIC Number: EJ1029632
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
Social Work Scholarship: Authorship over Time
Kahn, Jessica M.
Journal of Social Work Education, v50 n2 p262-273 2014
This article examines whether authorship credits on publications in 8 peer-reviewed social work journals changed significantly from 2001 to 2011 by analyzing the mean number of authors. Results indicate statistically significant increases in 5 of the 8 journals and in the mean number of authors across the 8 journals when combined. Although sole authorship was the norm in 2001, by 2011 the majority of articles were co-authored. Possible explanations for the observed changes in the rates of collaboration and some consequences for social work scholarship are reviewed. Implications for social work education and scholarship are discussed.
Descriptors: Scholarship, Social Work, Authors, Journal Articles, Bibliometrics, Statistical Significance, Collaborative Writing, Statistical Analysis, Trend Analysis, Productivity, Educational Quality, Grants, Change Strategies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
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