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Mapping the evolution of relevance in climate change research

Angela MCCABE, Thomas Osegowitsch

Proceedings of 32nd Annual Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management Conference | Annual Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management | Published : 2018


In this research we explore the evolution of research relevance in climate change science. Specifically, we investigate the role of scientific “brokers” in the form of journal editors. We do so by conducting content analysis of journal editorials over a 36-year period to study how editors have shaped the translation of knowledge, to ensure the relevance of climate change research. We are using a novel dataset of 306 editorials on the topic of climate change and global warming appearing in the journal Nature from 1980 to 2016. Editorials about climate change research are ideally suited to study research relevance within a complex and multidisciplinary domain, and our research allows us to dra..

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