Social networks: citation network in social science articles

Together with my colleagues David Lazer and Allan Friedman, I am working on a citation network of articles published in the American Journal of Sociology (AJS) and the American Sociological Review (ASR). We came up with a first citation network of overlapping cited references for articles published in 2005. You can find the first graphic on the Complexity and Social Networks Blog and on the website of the Program on Networked Governance.

We are in the process of developing two other citation networks for the years 2000 and 1995-1990 and will upload them soon.

The graphic was published on August 4, 2006: Science, Vol. 313 on p. 606 in Karen Heyman’s article on “Sociology: Making Connections“.


About Ines Mergel

I am Full Professor of Public Administration at the Department of Politics and Public Administration at University of Konstanz, Germany. Previously, I served as Assistant and then Associate Professor (with tenure) at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, NY. In my research, I focus on informal social networks in the public sector and the adoption and diffusion of digital service innovations in government organizations. I teach classes on social media management, digital government, public management, and social network analysis.

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