Evolution of interdependent co-authorship and citation networks

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dc.contributor.author Singh, CK en
dc.contributor.author Vasques Filho, Demival en
dc.contributor.author Jolad, S en
dc.contributor.author O'Neale, Dion en
dc.date.accessioned 2019-10-21T02:29:05Z en
dc.date.issued 2019-08-31 en
dc.identifier.citation Arxiv (1909.00185v1). 31 Aug 2019. 12 pages en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/48580 en
dc.description.abstract Studies of bibliographic data suggest a strong correlation between the growth of citation networks and their corresponding co-authorship networks. We explore the interdependence between evolving citation and co-authorship networks focused on the publications, by Indian authors, in American Physical Society journals between 1970 and 2013. We record interactions between each possible pair of authors in two ways: first, by tracing the change in citations they exchanged and, second, by tracing the shortest path between authors in the co-authorship network. We create these data for every year of the period of our analysis. We use probability methods to quantify the correlation between citations and shortest paths, and the effect on the dynamics of the citation-co-authorship system. We find that author pairs who have a co-authorship distance $d \leq 3$ significantly affect each others citations, but that this effect falls off rapidly for longer distances in the co-authorship network. The exchange of citation between pairs with $d=1$ exhibits a sudden increase at the time of first co-authorship events and decays thereafter, indicating an aging effect in collaboration. This suggests that the dynamics of the co-authorship network appear to be driving those of the citation network rather than vice versa. Moreover, the majority of citations received by most authors are due to reciprocal citations from current, or past, co-authors. We conclude that, in order to answer questions on nature and dynamics of scientific collaboration, it is necessary to study both co-authorship and citation network simultaneously. en
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dc.subject physics.soc-ph en
dc.subject physics.soc-ph en
dc.subject cs.DL en
dc.title Evolution of interdependent co-authorship and citation networks en
dc.type Report en
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pubs.author-url http://arxiv.org/abs/1909.00185v1 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/OpenAccess en
pubs.subtype Working Paper en
pubs.elements-id 780898 en
pubs.org-id Science en
pubs.org-id Physics en
pubs.arxiv-id 1909.00185 en
pubs.number 1909.00185v1 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2019-11-04 en


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