Can pandemics transform scientific novelty? Evidence from COVID-19

09/26/2020
by   Meijun Liu, et al.
0

Scientific novelty is important during the pandemic due to its critical role in generating new vaccines. Parachuting collaboration and international collaboration are two crucial channels to expand teams' search activities for a broader scope of resources required to address the global challenge. Our analysis of 58,728 coronavirus papers suggests that scientific novelty measured by the BioBERT model that is pre-trained on 29 million PubMed articles, and parachuting collaboration dramatically increased after the outbreak of COVID-19, while international collaboration witnessed a sudden decrease. During the COVID-19, papers with more parachuting collaboration and internationally collaborative papers are predicted to be more novel. The findings suggest the necessity of reaching out for distant resources, and the importance of maintaining a collaborative scientific community beyond established networks and nationalism during a pandemic.

READ FULL TEXT
08/30/2021

Collaboration in the Time of COVID: A Scientometric Analysis of Multidisciplinary SARS-CoV-2 Research

The novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and the COVID-19 illness it causes have...
03/22/2022

Studying the scientific mobility and international collaboration funded by the China Scholarship Council

Every year many scholars are funded by the China Scholarship Council (CS...
08/11/2018

Mapping the efficiency of international scientific collaboration between cities worldwide

International scientific collaboration, a fundamental phenomenon of scie...
11/20/2021

Calculus of Consent via MARL: Legitimating the Collaborative Governance Supplying Public Goods

Public policies that supply public goods, especially those involve colla...
10/06/2020

Publication Patterns' Changes due to the COVID-19 Pandemic: A longitudinal and short-term scientometric analysis

In recent months the COVID-19 (also known as SARS-CoV-2 and Coronavirus)...
05/15/2020

Exploring Crowd Co-creation Scenarios for Sketches

As a first step towards studying the ability of human crowds and machine...
12/20/2016

Growth of International Cooperation in Science: Revisiting Six Case Studies

International collaboration in science continues to grow at a remarkable...