, Volume 84, Issue 2, pp 365–371 | Cite as

Modified collaborative coefficient: a new measure for quantifying the degree of research collaboration



Collaborative coefficient (CC) is a measure of collaboration in research, that reflects both the mean number of authors per paper as well as the proportion of multi-authored papers. Although it lies between the values 0 and 1, and is 0 for a collection of purely single-authored papers, it is not 1 for the case where all papers are maximally authored, i.e., every publication in the collection has all authors in the collection as co-authors. We propose a simple modification of CC, which we call modified collaboration coefficient (or MCC, for short), which improves its performance in this respect.


Collaborative coefficient Multiple authorship 


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© Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Raman Research InstituteBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Poornaprajna Institute of Scientific ResearchBangaloreIndia

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