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Mapping the Changing Centrality of Physicists (1900-1944)

  title={Mapping the Changing Centrality of Physicists (1900-1944)},
  author={Yves Gingras},
This paper contributes to historical bibliometrics in proposing to apply social networks methodology and the concept of centrality to co-citation networks. Using the case of physics for the period 1900-1944 we show that measuring the centrality of authors in co-citation networks provides a useful index of the evolution of a scientific field (in this case physics) and the changing focus of research over time. We divided the 45-year period into seven sub-periods related to major events in physics… Expand

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