Kin of coauthorship in five decades of health science literature.

@article{Prosperi2016KinOC,
  title={Kin of coauthorship in five decades of health science literature.},
  author={Mattia A Prosperi and Iain E. Buchan and Iuri Fanti and Sandro Meloni and Pietro Palladino and Vetle I. Torvik},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2016},
  volume={113 32},
  pages={8957-62}
}
Family background-kinship-can propagate careers. The evidence for academic nepotism is littered with complex associations and disputed causal inferences. Surname clustering, albeit with very careful consideration of surnames' flows across regions and time periods, can be used to reflect family ties. We examined surname patterns in the health science… CONTINUE READING