Social network analysis: a powerful strategy, also for the information sciences

@article{Otte2002SocialNA,
  title={Social network analysis: a powerful strategy, also for the information sciences},
  author={Evelien Otte and Ronald Rousseau},
  journal={Journal of Information Science},
  year={2002},
  volume={28},
  pages={441 - 453}
}
Social network analysis (SNA) is not a formal theory in sociology but rather a strategy for investigating social structures. As it is an idea that can be applied in many fields, we study, in particular, its influence in the information sciences. Information scientists study publication, citation and co-citation networks, collaboration structures and other forms of social interaction networks. Moreover, the Internet represents a social network of an unprecedented scale. In all these studies… 

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