, Volume 33, Issue 3, pp 351–366 | Cite as

Locating the network of interacting authors in scientific specialties

  • O. Persson
  • M. Beckmann


This paper seeks to describe the social circles, networks, or invisible colleges etc that make a scientific speciality in terms of (mathematically precise) sets generated by documents citation and accessible through theSocial Science Citation Index\TM. The document and author sets that encompass a scientific speciality are the basis for some interdependent citation matrices. We illustrate our method of construction of these sets and matrices through an application to the literature on \ldinvisible colleges\rd.


Science Citation Citation Index Science Citation Index Social Circle Document Citation 
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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • O. Persson
    • 1
  • M. Beckmann
    • 2
  1. 1.Inforsk Department of SociologyUmeå UniversityUmeåSweden
  2. 2.Institutet för FramtidsstudierStockholmSweden

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