Analysis of Researchers Using Network Centralities of Co-authorship from the Academic Literature Database

  • Masanori FujitaEmail author
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 999)


Finding and encouraging young promising researchers is crucial to develop science and technology and to promote innovation. In this paper, I am to clarify requirements for researchers to conduct organizational Research and Development (R&D) and propose a quantitative method to evaluate researchers that satisfies the requirements to evaluate researchers in organizational R&D fields. A questionnaire survey was conducted to R&D institutions in life science and information technology fields to clarify the required competencies and careers of researchers for organizational R&D projects. The result of the survey suggests that the institution members require the researchers’ competencies on not only “expertise of the research fields” but also “cooperativeness with others in the projects”. Based on the result, I focus on network centralities of co-author networks and propose a new quantitative method to evaluate researchers by measuring the network centralities from the academic literature database.


Academic literature database Co-authorship Network centrality 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Tokyo Institute of TechnologyYokohamaJapan

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