Citation Network

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A Citation Network is a directed graph whose graph nodes represent documents and the graph edges represent citation relations (from citing document to cited documents).



  • (Tagliacozzo, 1977) ⇒ RenataTagliacozzo. (1977). “Self Citations in Scientific Literature.” In: Journal of Documentation, 33(4). doi:10.1108/eb026644
    • QUOTE: … the influences of one body of literature on another, from mapping the relationships between scientific areas to assessing the value of particular research works, one realizes the importance of identifying types, properties, and interrelations of the components of citation networks. A particular type of relationship, in a citation network, is that which links papers having one or more authors in common. The term 'self-citation' is commonly applied to this type of citation. Other forms of relationships between citing and cited article, however, have been given the same name. Reference to articles published in the same journal in which the citing article appears has been …


  • (Tankard, Chang & Tsang, 1984) ⇒ James W. Tankard Jr., T. Chang, and K. Tsang (1984). “Citation Networks as Indicators of Journalism Research Activity." in: Journalism Quarterly, Spring.