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Sustainability 2018, 10(3), 577; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10030577

Social Network Analysis of Scientific Articles Published by Food Policy

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Institute of Sectoral Economics and Methodology, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Debrecen, Debrecen 4032, Hungary
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Institute of Applied Informatics and Logistics, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Debrecen, Debrecen 4032, Hungary
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The Management Faculty, Czestochowa University of Technology, Częstochowa 42-201, Poland
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Faculty of Economic Sciences and IT, North-West University, Vanderbijlpark 1900, South Africa
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Received: 8 February 2018 / Revised: 18 February 2018 / Accepted: 21 February 2018 / Published: 26 February 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Alliances and Network Organizations for Sustainable Development)
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Abstract

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 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. View Full-Text
Keywords: social network analysis; co-authorship; co-citation network; collaboration social network analysis; co-authorship; co-citation network; collaboration
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Popp, J.; Balogh, P.; Oláh, J.; Kot, S.; Harangi Rákos, M.; Lengyel, P. Social Network Analysis of Scientific Articles Published by Food Policy. Sustainability 2018, 10, 577.

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