This study examines the social network of scholars in the field of Communication by using author co-citation data. A matrix containing the number of co-cited documents between pairs of authors is created for social network analysis of scholars who are on the editorial board of Journal of Communication, and the networked map of the scholars is used to visualize the knowledge structure of the field by identifying groups of authors who are more central than others. Social Science Citation Index (SSCI) is used to collect the author co-citation data, and UCInet is employed for social network analysis as well as network visualization.
Kim, Hyunjung and Barnett, George A., "Social Network Analysis Using Author Co-Citation Data" (2008). AMCIS 2008 Proceedings. 172.