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Title:Understanding scientific collaboration from the perspective of collaborators and their network structures
Author(s):Zhang, Chenwei; Bu, Yi; Ding, Ying
Subject(s):coauthorship networks
exponential random graph models (ERGMs)
scientific collaboration
bibliometrics
Abstract:Scientific collaboration is one of the key factors to trigger innovations. Coauthorship networks have been taken as representations of scholars’ collaboration for a long time. This study investigates how the authors’ attributes and the coauthorship network structures simultaneously influence the scientific collaboration among them. Exponential random graph models (ERGMs) are adopted in this research. We find that an author has a propensity to coauthor with the other scholar if they have different levels of productivity. We also find that the effect of network’s transitivity strongly influence authors’ collaboration. We demonstrate that taking the effects from both authors’ attributes and the network structures into consideration helps gain a comprehensive understanding of scientific collaboration.
Issue Date:2016-03-15
Publisher:iSchools
Citation Info:NA
Series/Report:IConference 2016 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Poster
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/89424
DOI:10.9776/16470
Rights Information:Copyright 2016 is held by the authors. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2016-03-08


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