Scholarly Information Network

  • Paul Ginsparg
Part III Information Networks & Social Networks
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 650)


I review the background and some recent trends of a particular scholarly information network,, and discuss some of its implications for new scholarly publication models. If we were to start from scratch today to design a quality-controlled archive and distribution system for scientific and technical information, it could take a very different form from what has evolved in the past decade from pre-existing print infrastructure. Near-term advances in automated classification systems, authoring tools, and document formats will facilitate efficient datamining and long-term archival stability, and I discuss how these could provide not only more efficient means of accessing and navigating the information, but also more cost-effective means of authentication and quality control. Finally, I illustrate the use of machine learning techniques to analyze, structure, maintain, and evolve a large online corpus of academic literature. An emerging field of research can be identified as part of an existing corpus, permitting the implementation of a more coherent community structure for its network of practitioners.


Support Vector Machine Peer Review Process Electronic Publishing Expert Reader Coauthorship Network 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Ginsparg
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  1. 1.Departments of Physics and Computing & Information Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853USA

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