Evaluating Authorship Collaboration Networks in the Field of Information Technology Using Social Netwowk Techniques

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Assistant Prof. in Industrial Engineering, University of Qom, Qom, Iran

2 MSc. in Information Technology Engineering, Unversity of Qom, Qom, Iran

3 MSc. Student in Information Technology Engineering, Unversity of Qom, Qom, Iran


Collaboration networks are the basis of development of social knowledge domains. A co-authorship network includes a set of people connected to each other because of their cooperation in publication of articles and thus create a huge graph.This study has analyzed co-authorship papers of CIVILICA, Islamic World Science Citation Center (ISC), Scientific Information Database (SID) and Science Direct during the past 10 years in the field of information technology (IT) in terms of textual and global aspects.We used Pajek software for social network analysis. We also checked collaborations between universities and industry sectors. As a result, authors and universities with the most cooperation were introduced as the main sources of knowledge sharing. Morover the rate of articles’ downloaded by these athors were analyzed. In this research 901 articles with 1363 authors have been analyzed. Finally the results showed that co-authorship has an important role in creating graph, diffusing knowledge and transferring data in different business communities.


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