Journals were originally collections of letters from scientists and scholars to their community or between one another. Before this, there was the Republic of Letters in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Now, Stanford scholars have used social network visualization tools to peek into these networks:

A fascinating economy of information presentation, and great insights into the networks that set many foundations we build upon still.

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Kent Anderson

Kent Anderson

Kent Anderson is the CEO of RedLink and RedLink Network, a past-President of SSP, and the founder of the Scholarly Kitchen. He has worked as Publisher at AAAS/Science, CEO/Publisher of JBJS, Inc., a publishing executive at the Massachusetts Medical Society, Publishing Director of the New England Journal of Medicine, and Director of Medical Journals at the American Academy of Pediatrics. Opinions on social media or blogs are his own.

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