As a Digital Humanities scholar, I was curious to understand the dynamics of collaboration and publication behavior inside the discipline. Hence, we analyzed the citation structure of Digital Humanities (DH), and questioned whether a study of DH as a virtual community would help to understand its dynamics better.
As an interdisciplinary academician collaborating with many scholars from diverse fields, the benefits and drawbacks of collaboration heavily affected my research. I studied the results of big scientific collaborations, especially through two COST Actions of which I was a member of, COST Action MP0801: Physics of Competition and Conflicts and COST ACTION KnowEscape: Analyzing the dynamics of information and knowledge landscapes respectively. We have also looked at the EINS Network of Excellence on Internet Science as a collaboration network, and visualized its collaboration structure.
2015. Analysing an Academic Field through the Lenses of Internet Science: Digital Humanities as a Virtual Community. A.A. Akdag Salah, A. Scharnhorst, and S. Wyatt. in Internet Science, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 9089, pp. 78-89. Springer.
2013. Mapping EINS: An exercise in mapping the Network of Excellence in Internet Science. A.A. Akdag Salah, A. Scharnhorst, S. Wyatt, S. Passi. 1st International Internet Science Conference, April 2013, Brussels.