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Call for Papers
Special Issue on Scientific Networks, Network Science

Editors: Noshir Contractor, Anuška Ferligoj, and Dmitry Zaytsev
Revised Deadlines:
   Extended Abstract Submissions: January 30, 2020 (2 – 5 pages)
   Notification of Accepted Proposals: February 15, 2020
   Full Paper Submission: April 1, 2020

The study of scientific networks is witnessing a growing interest as 
evidenced in various recent forums, including the International Workshop 
on scientific networks in Moscow, Russia (15-21 July 2019) and the 
special session on scientific networks at the Seventh International 
Workshop on Social Network Analysis at the University of Salerno, Italy 
(28-31 October 2019). We invite authors to submit papers for the special 
issue “Scientific Networks” in the journal Network Science. In response 
to input from the community, the editorial board of Network Science has 
decided to revise the deadline for submitting extended abstracts. 
Authors interested in contributing to the special issue should send an 
extended abstract of 2-5 pages to Dmitry Zaytsev ([log in to unmask]) 
by January 30, 2020.
We welcome contributions that
• provide theoretical and empirical insights about the assembly, 
collaboration, and outcomes of scientific networks (e.g., co-authorship, 
citation, co-citation, and semantic networks);
• propose methodological approaches to study the structure, dynamics, 
and content of different kinds of scientific networks;
• propose a methodology to evaluate the social and intellectual impact 
of scientific networks.
Given the limited attention paid to scientific networks, this call for 
papers is purposefully broad. Its goal is to develop new methodological, 
empirical and/or theoretical insights by building bridges among scholars 
who use relational approaches to study scientific networks across 
national, disciplinary, and other diverse contexts. Papers submitted to 
the special issue are expected to chart future research by addressing 
various factors that shape scientific networks across time and space.

Noshir Contractor (Northwestern University, USA),
Anuška Ferligoj (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia & National Research 
University Higher School of Economics, Russia)
Dmitry Zaytsev (National Research University Higher School of Economics, 

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   NRU HSE, Applied Network Research Lab, Moscow
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