Elinor Ostrom's scholarly impact: a scientometric review of a nobel laureate





Bibliometrics, Ostrom, Economics Nobel, Commons


Elinor Ostrom was the first woman ever to win the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences with research in the field of economic governance. In order to map the scientific impact of her work and visualize the collective action from her perspective, this scientometric review was carried out using two groups of analysis. First, we analyzed the works authored or co-authored by Elinor Ostrom. Later, to conceptualize the reach of Ostrom's works and her academic impact we analyzed the documents that cite her. The relevance of this study, as a systematic review of the scientific literature, lies in the fact that it can reveal important information through citation-induced patterns and guide researchers interested in collective action and the commons. The data was collected from the Web of Science and analyzed using a series of software to facilitate the observation of the data with the use of double map overlays, co-citation cluster, timeline views and others with the goal of being able to point out how the research in the area is being directed, the current topics, identify research gaps and interconnections with other fields of science. The results revealed central themes worked by the author and the current themes involved as a legacy of her work. The networks show through clusters the separation of topics that were carried out within the years and identify the most cited groups of authors, as well as the works that relate the most with themselves.


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