For a review of measuring interdisciplinary research, see Wagner2011approaches.
Several stylized facts have been found, which are concisely summarized in VanNoorden2015interdisciplinary.
- interdisciplinary research is increasing.
- It takes time to have an impact.
- some fields are more interdisciplinary than others.
- Nature special: Interdisciplinarity
- Are top-cited papers more interdisciplinary?
- Evaluating the impact of interdisciplinary research: a multilayer network approach
At the personal level, there are many challenges of being an interdisciplinary researcher: Surviving as an interdisciplinary being
Women tend to work more in interdisciplinary research? Leahey.
Many disadvantages of engaging in interdisciplinary research have been observed. Gatekeeping may be one reason (see Fini2022new).
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