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Dear Group Members,

Once again thank you for your inputs. Below I summarized the responses.

What to look for when investigating longitudinal co-authorship networks?

One may look for or use:

How to slice and dice the network?

From the responses it seem that you can slice and dice data the way you like. It can be year by year, every four year, every five year, or every 10 years (it may depend on your research settings).  

Resources/studies suggested

Howard D. White, Nancy Nazer, and Barry Wellman (2004) "Does Citation Reflect Social Structure? Longitudinal Evidence from the 'Globenet' Interdisciplinary Reserach Group", [Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 55, 2 (January 2004): 111-26.]

Loet Leydesdorff, Robert L. Goldstone, Interdisciplinarity at the Journal and Specialty Level: The changing knowledge bases of the journal Cognitive Science. Link: http://arxiv.org/abs/1212.0823

Trier, M. & Molka-Danielsen, J. (2013). Sympathy or strategy: social capital drivers for collaborative contributions to the IS community. European Journal of Information Systems, 22(3), 317-335. Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/ejis.2012.27

A comparison of time periods and a related video of the dynamic evolution of
the network: http://www.commetrix.net/irisnetwork

SNA tool Commetrix: commetrix.net




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