Scientific discovery and topological transitions in collaboration networks

@article{Bettencourt2009ScientificDA,
  title={Scientific discovery and topological transitions in collaboration networks},
  author={Lu{\'i}s M. A. Bettencourt and David I. Kaiser and Jasleen Kaur},
  journal={J. Informetrics},
  year={2009},
  volume={3},
  pages={210-221}
}
We analyze the advent and development of eight scientific fields from their inception to maturity and map the evolution of their networks of collaboration over time, measured in terms of co-authorship of scientific papers. We show that as a field develops it undergoes a topological transition in its collaboration structure between a small disconnected graph to a much larger network where a giant connected component of collaboration appears. As a result, the number of edges and nodes in the… CONTINUE READING
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