Familial ties in health sciences

A study that examined author surname patterns across more than 21 million health science journal articles finds that familial ties, referred to as kinships, in health science publications have increased modestly over the last 50 years, with large variability among nations, and that, compared with authors without kinships, authors with kinships often have more centralized positions within their collaborative networks. - Read at PNAS.org

Article #15-17745: "Kin of coauthorship in five decades of health science literature,” by Mattia Prosperi et al.