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Citation Agents: A Simulation of Scientific Publication and Collective Searching.

(C) Christopher J Watts, 2011

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Netlogo 4.1. (An Excel/VBA 2003 version is available from the author on request.)

Description:

Simulates academic scientists' publication and collective problem solving. Generates: frequency distributions similar to those found in bibliometric data, including papers per author and citations per paper; networks, including co-authorship and co-citation; problem solving in the form of landscape search, including evaluation by peer review, and Kauffman’s NK fitness landscapes. This model combines ideas from two literatures: scientometrics, or the study of science using bibliometric data, and; models of organisational learning.
For a description of the model, see: Watts, C & N Gilbert, "Does cumulative advantage affect collective learning in science? An agent-based simulation", under review at Scientometrics.

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