A coauthorship network is a set of nodes and edges where a node represents an author and an edge indicates that they have worked together on a paper. This networks allows the structure to be visualized, which is intended to provide insight about how communities interact.
To reduce the network’s size I have applied extracted the top 100 most cited authors during this period. I have deleted authors who have not co-authored with other members of the network (i.e., another top cited author).
Early Period: 1984 – 1993
Middle Period: 1994 – 2004
Late Period: 2005 – 2013