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Creating Co-authorship Networks with Sci2

In week 7, we introduce the major concepts of network science and provide a hands-on demonstration of how to create co-author networks from Web of Science data using the Science of Science (Sci2) Tool.

Course Materials

Supplemental Reading

Borner K, Sanyal S, Vespignani A. 2007. Network science. Annu Rev Inf Sci Technol. 41:537-607. doi:10.1002/aris.2007.1440410119

Newman MEJ. 2003. The structure and function of complex networks. Siam Rev. 45(2):167-256. doi:10.1137/s003614450342480

Barabási AL. 2017. Network science. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. http://networksciencebook.com/

Practice Exercise

Import the .csv file you exported from OpenRefine into Sci2. Create co-authorship networks on the author and affiliation columns, practice pruning the networks by removing edges and extracting the largest connected component, and then save each network as a .graphml file.

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