Regional Science Research in the Nordic countries in the light of some chosen international journals

European Journal of Spatial Development. (2005) ,Volume 15 ,Pages 1-21


Abstract: This article analyzes the evolution of research in regional science in the Nordic countries in the period 1991-2000, situating it in an international context. With this aim in mind, we first elaborate on the rankings of countries, authors and institutions in terms of the publications in a sample of nine top international regional journals. Second, we compare the publication patterns of Nordic authors with the ones observed at the international level. The results show that the Nordic countries¿ share in regional research has been relatively low (especially when compared to other disciplines). Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway appear in the rankings while Iceland is not present. The analysis of their publication patterns has also thrown some light on the peculiarities of regional research in these countries. Nordic author¿s contributions are on a par with international standards, with two exceptions: a greater interest in social and political issues, and more use of quantitative techniques.

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