, Volume 18, Issue 3, pp 309–319

Information flows among academic disciplines in Japan

  • Hiroaki Urata

DOI: 10.1007/BF02017767

Cite this article as:
Urata, H. Scientometrics (1990) 18: 309. doi:10.1007/BF02017767


An attempt is made to clarify the relationships among disciplines by examining the flow of citation and the migration of scholars in the humanities and social sciences in Japan. The results of both methods are consistent with each other. In humanities and social sciences in Japan, distinct hierarchical relationships are recognized between disciplines offering much information to other disciplines and disciplines obtaining much information from other disciplines.

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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hiroaki Urata
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Social EngineeringTokyo Institute of TechnologyTokyoJapan