Statistical characteristics of an evolving co-citation network: The distribution of betweenness centrality

Deming Lin, Chaomei Chen, Zeyuan Liu

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Abstract

We investigate statistical characteristics of an evolving co-citation network, primarily in term of the dynamics of betweenness centrality measures, we generate co-citation network of papers published in journal of Scientometrics. Our study shows that the overall co-citation network is a small-world and scale-free network. The co-citation network has a relatively small number of nodes with high betweenness centrality, most nodes have low betweeness centrality scores. Furthermore, the betweenness centrality distribution of the co-citation network follows segmented Zipf-Pareto distribution. We found a tendency that high betweenness centrality measures tend to reduce over time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages552-560
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jan 1
Event12th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics, ISSI 2009 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 2009 Jul 142009 Jul 17

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Other12th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics, ISSI 2009
CountryBrazil
CityRio de Janeiro
Period09/7/1409/7/17

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Lin, D., Chen, C., & Liu, Z. (2009). Statistical characteristics of an evolving co-citation network: The distribution of betweenness centrality. 552-560. Paper presented at 12th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics, ISSI 2009, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Lin, Deming ; Chen, Chaomei ; Liu, Zeyuan. / Statistical characteristics of an evolving co-citation network : The distribution of betweenness centrality. Paper presented at 12th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics, ISSI 2009, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.9 p.
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Lin, D, Chen, C & Liu, Z 2009, 'Statistical characteristics of an evolving co-citation network: The distribution of betweenness centrality', Paper presented at 12th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics, ISSI 2009, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 09/7/14 - 09/7/17 pp. 552-560.

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Lin D, Chen C, Liu Z. Statistical characteristics of an evolving co-citation network: The distribution of betweenness centrality. 2009. Paper presented at 12th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics, ISSI 2009, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.