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Credit allocation among researchers determined by new algorithm
Date:8/15/2014

A new algorithm developed at Northeastern'sCenter for Complex Network Researchhelps sheds light on how to properly allocatecredit.

The research was published this month inProceedings of the National Academy of Sciencesin a paper co-​​authored by Hua-​​Wei Shen, a visiting scholar at Northeastern and associate professor at the Institute of Computing Technology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Albert-​​Lszl Barabsi, the Robert Gray Dodge Professor of Network Science and a Distinguished University Professor at Northeastern.

Using the algorithm, which Shen developed, the team revealed a new credit allocation system based on how often the paper is co-​​cited with the other papers published by the paper's co-​​authors, capturing the authors' additional contributions to thefield.

"The idea behind this is that based on an author's previous line of work, people have a perception of where the credit lies," explained Barabsi, the director of theCenter for Complex Network Research. "And the algorithm's goal is simply to extract that perception."

To test its hypothesis, the team looked at Nobel prize-​​winning papers in which the Nobel committee and the science community decided to whom the primary credit for a discovery should go. In 81 percent of the papers related to physics, chemistry, and medicine that they looked at, the credit allocation algorithm found that the authors deserving of the most credit corresponded to the Nobel laureate.

In all, the team looked at 63 prize-​​winning papers using the algorithm. In another finding, the algorithm showed physicist Tom Kibble, who in 1964 wrote a research paper on the Higgs boson theory, should receive the same amount of credit as Nobel prize winners Peter Higgs and Franois Englert.

A world-​​​​renowned network scientist, Barabsi has joint appointments in theCollege of Scienceand
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Contact: Emily Bhatti
e.bhatti@neu.edu
617-373-3287
Northeastern University
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