The sociality of science

Sarukkai, Sundar (2016) The sociality of science. Current Science, 111 (11). pp. 1731-1732. ISSN 0011-3891

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Abstract: Science is inherently and essentially social. While the image of a solitary scientist, an individual of genius, continues to be a powerful one in science, it is an image that is not true of modern scientific practice. This practice has become so inherently social that science is now primarily seen as a collaborative activity, both at the individual level as well as that of institutions and nations. Not only have co-authored papers become the norm today, but there is also an increasing number of co-authors in a paper, with some instances of more than one thousand authors.
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Subjects: School of Humanities > Science Studies
Divisions: Schools > Humanities
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2016 11:21
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