Finding rising stars in bibliometric networks

Ali Daud, Min Song, Malik Khizar Hayat, Tehmina Amjad, Rabeeh Ayaz Abbasi, Hassan Dawood, Anwar Ghani

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Finding rising stars (FRS) is a hot research topic investigated recently for diverse application domains. These days, people are more interested in finding people who will become experts shortly to fill junior positions than finding existing experts who can immediately fill senior positions. FRS can increase productivity wherever they join due to their vibrant and energetic behavior. In this paper, we assess the methods to find FRS. The existing methods are classified into ranking-, prediction-, clustering-, and analysis-based methods, and the pros and cons of these methods are discussed. Details of standard datasets and performance-evaluation measures are also provided for this growing area of research. We conclude by discussing open challenges and future directions in this prosperous area of research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)633-661
Number of pages29
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jul 1

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© 2020, Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Library and Information Sciences


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