Discovering author impact: A PageRank perspective

Erjia Yan, Ying Ding
2011 Information Processing & Management  
This article provides an alternative perspective for measuring author impact by applying PageRank algorithm to a coauthorship network. A weighted PageRank algorithm considering citation and coauthorship network topology is proposed. We test this algorithm under different damping factors by evaluating author impact in the informetrics research community. In addition, we also compare this weighted PageRank with the h-index, citation, and program committee (PC) membership of the International
more » ... ty for Scientometrics and Informetrics (ISSI) conferences. Findings show that this weighted PageRank algorithm provides reliable results in measuring author impact.
doi:10.1016/j.ipm.2010.05.002 fatcat:kbrslvjhszhprmhnjeivx3z7ay