Citations driven by social connections? A multi-layer representation of coauthorship networks

« To what extent is the citation rate of new papers influenced by the past social relations of their authors? To answer this question, we present a data-driven analysis of nine different physics journals. Our analysis is based on a two-layer network representation constructed from two large-scale data sets, INSPIREHEP and APS. The social layer contains authors as nodes and coauthorship relations as links. (…) »

Source > mitpressjournals.org, Christian Zingg , Vahan Nanumyan, Frank Schweitzer, 19 octobre 2020, https://doi.org/10.1162/qss_a_00092