Geography in knowledge flow across borders

Published: 16 March 2020| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/n46vg6z2jr.1
Dmitry Hvaley,
Andrey Mikhaylov


We share high-resolution figures that present research networking of Russian borderland with adjacent European countries. Spatial scientometrics is applied for capturing the geographical patterns in inter-regional research collaboration across national borders.


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Scopus database is used to source bibliometric metadata on co-authored scholarly output and citations measured per city and region. The QGIS professional software used to plot cities ensuring precise geographical targeting of bibliometric data. Symbols are introduced for providing a clear visual hierarchy, supporting the readability of maps.


Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University


Science, Data Mapping, GIS Database, Russia, Baltic States, Borderland, Knowledge Diffusion