Social Network Analysis of Scientific Articles Published by Food Policy

József Popp, Péter Balogh, Judit Oláh, Sebastian Kot, Mónika Harangi Rákos, Péter Lengyel
2018 Sustainability  
The article analyses co-authorship and co-citation networks in Food Policy, which is the most important agricultural policy journal in the field of agricultural economics. The paper highlights the principal researchers in this field together with their authorship and citation networks on the basis of 714 articles written between 2006 and 2015. Results suggest that the majority of the articles were written by a small number of researchers, indicating that groups and central authors play an
more » ... thors play an important role in scientific advances. It also turns out that the number of articles and the central role played in the network are not related, contrary to expectations. Results also suggest that groups cite themselves more often than average, thereby boosting the scientific advancement of their own members.
doi:10.3390/su10030577 fatcat:ypffvslt5nagrpo6zyjv2fgpsi