Identifying and improving AGU collaborations using network analysis and scientometrics

Tom Narock, Sarah Hasnain, Ronie Stephan
2019 Geoscience Communication  
<p><strong>Abstract.</strong> The American Geophysical Union (AGU) is an Earth and space science professional society based in the United States. Research conducted by AGU members ranges from the Earth's deep interior to the outer planets of our solar system. However, little research exists on the AGU meeting itself. In this work, we apply network analysis and scientometrics to 17 years of AGU Fall Meetings. We are interested in the AGU network structure and what its properties can tell us
more » ... how the procedures of the AGU Fall Meeting can be enhanced to facilitate better scientific communication and collaboration. We quantify several network properties and illustrate how this type of analysis can enhance meeting planning and layout. We conclude with practical strategies for the AGU Program Committee.</p>
doi:10.5194/gc-2-55-2019 fatcat:6gzt2wu2mjfn5alkj4hiik32ym