Aim of the project
Q-KNOW comparatively and historically charts the massive expansion of science production worldwide, extending the SPHERE project (Science Production, Higher Education Research and Development, and the Knowledge Society) to address the question: How does the quality of science develop through research collaborations? Analyzing co-authored papers published in all research-producing organizations from 1900–2020, we develop a unique bibliometric dataset based on Clarivate Analytics’ Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE). We investigate how scientific publication patterns advanced according to the proportion and impact of interorganizational collaborative networks, depending on collaboration portfolios among organizations in Germany (and all partner organizations worldwide) and how these patterns are leveraged to enhance scientific quality at organizational level. The Q-KNOW project directly addresses this significant black box.