Network studies in Russia: from articles to the structure of a research community
Our research focuses at the structure of a research community of Russian scientists involved into network studies, which is studied by means of analysis of articles published in Russian-language journals. The direction of network studies in Russia is quite new form of research methodology - however, in recent years we can observe the growing number of scientists working at this direction and institutionalized forms of their cooperation. Studying the structure of these researchers` community is important for the field’s development. This paper is the first report on the research, that is why it focuses on methodological issues. It covers the description of method of citation (reference) analysis that we use and the process on data collection from eLibrary.ru resource, as well as present some brief overview of collected data (based on analysis of 8,000 papers). It is concluded by representation of future steps of the research.