Perception, prestige and PageRank

  title={Perception, prestige and PageRank},
  author={David Zeitlyn and Daniel W. Hook},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
Academic prestige is difficult to quantify in objective terms. Network theory offers the opportunity to use a mathematical formalism to model both the prestige associated with an academic and the relationships between academic colleagues. Early attempts using this line of reasoning have focused on intellectual genealogy as constituted by supervisor student networks. The process of examination is critical in many areas of study but has not played a part in existing models. A network theoretical… 
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