, Volume 52, Issue 3, pp 365–377 | Cite as

Reflections on Scientific Collaboration (and its study): Past, Present, and Future

  • Donald Deb. Beaver


Personal observations and reflections on scientific collaboration and its study, past, present, and future, containing new material on motives for collaboration, and on some of its salient features. Continuing methodological problems are singled out, together with suggestions for future research.


Scientific Collaboration Core Journal Invisible College Williams College Science Professor 
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© Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald Deb. Beaver
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  1. 1.Bronfman Science CenterWilliamstownUSA

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