Joint estimation of non-parametric transitivity and preferential attachment functions in scientific co-authorship networks

Masaaki Inoue, Thong Pham, Hidetoshi Shimodaira

Journal of Informetrics
Volume 14, Issue 3, August 2020, 101042


• Transitivity and preferential attachment exist jointly in two co-authorship networks.

• Neither alone could describe the networks well.

• Their functional forms deviate substantially from the conventional power-law form.

• Transitivity greatly dominated preferential attachment in both networks.