The main purpose of the present study is to investigate the citation habit of Korean social scientists by making use of citation analysis and content analysis, and to assess the nature of interdisciplinary flow of information in Korea in terms of the citation dependency on other disciplines, the types of channels used in formal scientific communication, the countries published the literatures of other disciplines cited in the source articles, and the languages used in the literatures of other disciplines. The major findings and conclusions reached at this study are summarised as follows: 1. Korean social scientists mainly cite the literatures of economics, sociology, politics, and history when they cite the literature of other disciplines. 2. The citation dependency on other disciplines of the economists, polictial scientists, and sociologists are 6 percents, 14 percents, and 19 percents, respectively. 3. The citation dependency on history of the economists is 25 percents, the dependency on sociology of the political scientists is 34.9 percents, and the dependency on economics of the sociologists is 50. 19 percents. 4. The types of channels used in formal scientific communication in social sciences are firmly book and journal. 5. The countries published the literatures of other disciplines .cited in the source articles are Korea and the U. S. firmly. 6. The languages used in the literatures of other disciplines cited in the source articles are Korean and English overwhelmingly.
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