Mapping review networks: Exploring research community roles and contributions

  title={Mapping review networks: Exploring research community roles and contributions},
  author={Alesia Zuccal{\'a} and Peter Van den Besselaar},
In this paper we investigate the position of a review network within a research specialty; the network of scholars who write reviews of their colleagues’ work. This is one of the voluntary activities that researchers perform as a prerequisite for the functioning of the invisible college. We compare this network to other networks within the specialty, and this allows us to distinguish various roles: stars, influentials, members, reviewers and juniors. As scholars are characterized by different… CONTINUE READING

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