Antipodean Agricultural and Resource Economics at 60: Trends in Topics, Authorship and Collaboration

10 Pages Posted: 4 Oct 2016

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Maksym Polyakov

The University of Western Australia - School of Agricultural and Environment

Fiona Gibson

The University of Western Australia - School of Agricultural and Environment

David J. Pannell

University of Western Australia

Date Written: October 2016

Abstract

This study presents results of an analysis of 1060 academic articles published in the Australian Journal of Agricultural Economics and the Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics from 1957 to 2015. Trends in research topics over time identified by the study include a decline in research on agricultural topics offset by growth in publications related to natural resources, the environment, trade, food and international development. Other trends include an increase in the average number of co‐authors on each paper, a gradual increase in authorship by females, changes in the shares of top contributing institutions, increases in collaboration between institutions and a steady increase in the number of authors from outside Australia or New Zealand.

Keywords: citation analysis, co‐authorship, collaboration, Latent Dirichlet allocation

Suggested Citation

Polyakov, Maksym and Gibson, Fiona and Pannell, David J., Antipodean Agricultural and Resource Economics at 60: Trends in Topics, Authorship and Collaboration (October 2016). Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Vol. 60, Issue 4, pp. 506-515, 2016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2847337 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8489.12152

Maksym Polyakov (Contact Author)

The University of Western Australia - School of Agricultural and Environment ( email )

Nedlands, Western Australia 6907
Australia

Fiona Gibson

The University of Western Australia - School of Agricultural and Environment ( email )

Nedlands, Western Australia 6907
Australia

David J. Pannell

University of Western Australia ( email )

35 Stirling Highway
Crawley, Western Australia 6009
AUSTRALIA
(08) 9844 8659 (Phone)
(08) 9844 8659 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www.general.uwa.edu.au/u/dpannell/welcome.html

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