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
Many disadvantages of engaging in interdisciplinary research have been observed. Gatekeeping may be one reason (see Fini2022new).
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