Science Policy and the Challenges for Modeling Science

  • Peter van den Besselaar
  • Katy Börner
  • Andrea Scharnhorst
Part of the Understanding Complex Systems book series (UCS)


This book seeks to advance the modeling science to improve our collective understanding of the functioning of science systems and of the dynamics of science. It also attempts to make the modeling of science relevant from the perspective of societal use – an issue that is increasingly important in scientific research.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter van den Besselaar
    • 1
  • Katy Börner
    • 2
  • Andrea Scharnhorst
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Organization Science & Network InstituteVU University AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.SLIS, Indiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA
  3. 3.Data Archiving and Networked Services, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and SciencesThe HagueThe Netherlands

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