Ranking scientists

@article{Dorogovtsev2015RankingS,
  title={Ranking scientists},
  author={Sergey N. Dorogovtsev and Jos{\'e} F. F. Mendes},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2015},
  volume={abs/1511.01545}
}
In this age of big data and high social and professional mobility, ranking has become one of the central issues in social life and information technologies. Ranking algorithms, including the famed Google PageRank [1–3], enable automated selection of relevant information and the functioning of search engines. Ranking is an obligatory task of various selection and evaluation boards. At the same time, ranking algorithms are powerful tools for control and manipulation of economies and society… 
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