The second study from my PhD entitled Innovation in Pharmaceutical R&D: Mapping the Research Landscape is out in the journal Scientometrics. It is open access. So, for anyone who is interested in carrying out management and innovation studies on the pharmaceutical industry, it would be a helpful overview.
This study almost took two years to get published. The paper transformed a lot from the first draft to the later revisions. The first draft was really a mess and I’m grateful for the reviewer’s comments that allowed me to improve the draft considerably. I honestly was anxious throughout the process, always thinking that it could just get rejected at any point. Nevertheless, I’m thankful as I learned a lot from the process. Before this, all my previous publications were in natural science journals and it is a different ball game. In the social sciences, form and theory matter so much more.
With this publication, I can say that I have completed my transition to the management sciences. Looking forward to having more of my research published in the future.