Scientific globalism during a global crisis: research collaboration and open access publications on COVID-19

Jenny J. Lee, John P. Haupt

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This study sought to understand the nature of scientific globalism during a global crisis, particularly COVID-19. Findings show that scientific globalism occurs differently when comparing COVID-19 publications with non-COVID-19 publications during as well as before the pandemic. Despite the tense geopolitical climate, countries increased their proportion of international collaboration and open-access publications during the pandemic. However, not all countries engaged more globally. Countries that have been more impacted by the crisis and those with relatively lower GDPs tended to participate more in scientific globalism than their counterparts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)949-966
Number of pages18
JournalHigher Education
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2021


  • COVID-19
  • China
  • Geopolitics
  • International collaboration
  • USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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