Co-authorship networks and institutional collaboration in works about learning, teaching and education leadership

Julia Haba, Clara Haba y Julia Osca-Lluch
Contemporary Educational Researches Journal

In the last years, the use of bibliometric indicators to analyse the research situation of a country, its evolution and their position in the international context, has been extended. Collaboration is a characteristic of modern science and it is difficult to measure. Nevertheless, it is widely accepted to count the signatures done by two or more authors, with the analysis of their affiliation and geographical provenance, as a reasonable and coherent way to estimate this collaboration. To know the peculiarities of patterns of researchers working on issues of Learning, Teaching and Education Leadership, we have analysed the institutions where these researchers work. National and international collaboration have been distinguished, using as source of information the communications submitted at the World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Education Leadership (WCLTA) included in the database Web of Science. Works done by institutional collaboration move from a range of 52 papers done by institutions in two different countries up to 4 works done by institutions from four countries. The countries with a higher rate of national collaboration are Turkey, Spain, Romania, Czech Republic and China. And, Turkey, Spain, Italy and Portugal have participated in a larger number of works carried out with other countries.