Is sustainability science becoming more interdisciplinary over time?

  • Maruša Nučič
Keywords: interdisciplinarity, sustainability science, sustainable development, science overlay maps, bibliometrics, geography, environmental studies

Abstract

The theoretical foundations of sustainability science about the interconnectedness of natural, socio-cultural and economic systems imply that the emerging research field transcends traditional boundaries of academic disciplines. The article measures and maps the interdisciplinary nature of research in sustainability science and its developments over time period 1991–2011. It uses the integration index together with the visualisation method of science overlay maps. The article thus analyzes the disciplinary structure of the sustainability science and its development over time, with an emphasis on the role of geography in its disciplinary composition.

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2012-12-15
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Nučič M. Is sustainability science becoming more interdisciplinary over time?. AGS [Internet]. 2012Dec.15 [cited 2020Apr.4];52(1):215-36. Available from: https://ojs.zrc-sazu.si/ags/article/view/1345
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