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Publisher DOI: 10.18564/jasss.3238
Title: Recent development of social simulation as reflected in JASSS between 2008 and 2014 : a citation and co-citation analysis
Language: English
Authors: Hauke, Jonas 
Lorscheid, Iris 
Meyer, Matthias 
Keywords: Social Simulation; Lines of Research; Multidisciplinary; Citation Analysis; Co-Citation Analysis
Issue Date: 31-Jan-2017
Publisher: JASSS
Source: Journal of artificial societies and social simulation ; 20.2017 (1) 5
Abstract (english): 
The research field of social simulation comprises many topics and research directions. A previous study about the early years indicated that the community has evolved into a differentiated discipline. This paper investigates the recent development of social simulation as reflected in Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation (JASSS) publications from 2008 to 2014. By using citation analysis, we identify the most influential publications and study the characteristics of citations. Additionally, we analyze the development of the field with respect to research topics and their structure in a co-citation analysis. The citation characteristics support the continuing highly multidisciplinary character of JASSS. Prominently cited are methodological papers and books, standards, and NetLogo as the main simulation tool. With respect to the focus of this research, we observe continuity in topics such as opinion dynamics and the evolution of cooperation. While some topics disappeared such as learning, new subjects emerged such as marriage formation models and tools and platforms. Overall, one can observe a maturing inter- and multidisciplinary scientific community in which both methodological issues and specific social science topics are discussed and standards have emerged.
DOI: 10.15480/882.1445
ISSN: 1460-7425
Journal: Journal of artificial societies and social simulation 
Institute: Controlling und Simulation W-1 
Document Type: Article
Project: Open Access Publizieren 2016 - 2017 / Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg 
License: CC BY 4.0 (Attribution) CC BY 4.0 (Attribution)
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