A preliminary theoretical study is given of scientometric parameters such as co-authorship, co-references, co-citation, etc. The concept is based on a “scientific space” whose elements are the scientific articles and their authors. The matrix operations representing certain hypotheses as well as sound definitions of concepts used so far in scientometrics are discussed.
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Krauze, T.K., McGinnis, R. A matrix analysis of scientific special ties and careers in science. Scientometrics 1, 419–444 (1979). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02016660