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  1. One population group that had to significantly adapt and change their behaviour during the COVID-19 pandemic is students. While previous studies have extensively investigated the impact of the pandemic on thei...

    Authors: Nicolò Alessandro Girardini, Simone Centellegher, Andrea Passerini, Ivano Bison, Fausto Giunchiglia and Bruno Lepri
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:55
  2. Despite increased global attention on violence against women, understanding the factors that lead to women becoming victims remains a critical challenge. Notably, the impact of domestic violence on women’s mob...

    Authors: Hugo Contreras, Cristian Candia, Rodrigo Troncoso, Leo Ferres, Loreto Bravo, Bruno Lepri and Carlos Rodriguez-Sickert
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:54
  3. Ballet, a mainstream performing art predominantly associated with women, exhibits significant gender imbalances in leading positions. However, the collaboration’s structural composition vis-à-vis gender repres...

    Authors: Yessica Herrera-Guzmán, Eun Lee and Heetae Kim
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:53
  4. The wealth of text data generated by social media has enabled new kinds of analysis of emotions with language models. These models are often trained on small and costly datasets of text annotations produced by...

    Authors: Segun Taofeek Aroyehun, Lukas Malik, Hannah Metzler, Nikolas Haimerl, Anna Di Natale and David Garcia
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:52
  5. Temperature-economic growth relationships are computed to quantify the impact of climate change on the economy. However, model performance and differences of predictions among research complicate the use of cl...

    Authors: Yu Song, Zhihua Pan, Fei Lun, Buju Long, Siyu Liu, Guolin Han, Jialin Wang, Na Huang, Ziyuan Zhang, Shangqian Ma, Guofeng Sun and Cong Liu
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:51
  6. To study the causes of the 2021 Great Resignation, we use text analysis and investigate the changes in work- and quit-related posts between 2018 and 2021 on Reddit. We find that the Reddit discourse evolution ...

    Authors: R. Maria del Rio-Chanona, Alejandro Hermida-Carrillo, Melody Sepahpour-Fard, Luning Sun, Renata Topinkova and Ljubica Nedelkoska
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:49
  7. Co-authorship networks, where nodes represent authors and edges represent co-authorship relations, are key to understanding the production and diffusion of knowledge in academia. Social constructs, biases (imp...

    Authors: Ana Maria Jaramillo, Hywel T. P. Williams, Nicola Perra and Ronaldo Menezes
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:47
  8. The detection of state-sponsored trolls operating in influence campaigns on social media is a critical and unsolved challenge for the research community, which has significant implications beyond the online re...

    Authors: Fatima Ezzeddine, Omran Ayoub, Silvia Giordano, Gianluca Nogara, Ihab Sbeity, Emilio Ferrara and Luca Luceri
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:46
  9. Evaluation of researchers’ output is vital for hiring committees and funding bodies, and it is usually measured via their scientific productivity, citations, or a combined metric such as the h-index. Assessing...

    Authors: Fakhri Momeni, Philipp Mayr and Stefan Dietze
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:45
  10. Although different organizations have defined policies towards diversity in academia, many argue that minorities are still disadvantaged in university admissions due to biases. Extensive research has been cond...

    Authors: Ghazal Kalhor, Tanin Zeraati and Behnam Bahrak
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:44
  11. Social media moderation policies are often at the center of public debate, and their implementation and enactment are sometimes surrounded by a veil of mystery. Unsurprisingly, due to limited platform transpar...

    Authors: Francesco Pierri, Luca Luceri, Emily Chen and Emilio Ferrara
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:43
  12. Decentralization is a pervasive concept found across disciplines, including Economics, Political Science, and Computer Science, where it is used in distinct yet interrelated ways. Here, we develop and publicly re...

    Authors: Gabriele Di Bona, Alberto Bracci, Nicola Perra, Vito Latora and Andrea Baronchelli
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:42
  13. This paper explores how individuals’ language use in gender-specific groups (“mothers” and “fathers”) compares to their interactions when referred to as “parents.” Language adaptation based on the audience is ...

    Authors: Melody Sepahpour-Fard, Michael Quayle, Maria Schuld and Taha Yasseri
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:38
  14. Complex systems often comprise many kinds of components which vary over many orders of magnitude in size: Populations of cities in countries, individual and corporate wealth in economies, species abundance in ...

    Authors: Peter Sheridan Dodds, Joshua R. Minot, Michael V. Arnold, Thayer Alshaabi, Jane Lydia Adams, David Rushing Dewhurst, Tyler J. Gray, Morgan R. Frank, Andrew J. Reagan and Christopher M. Danforth
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:37
  15. The aim of this paper is to analyze the Arab peoples reactions and attitudes towards the Russo-Ukraine War through the social media of posted tweets, as a fast means to express opinions. We scrapped over 3 mil...

    Authors: Moayadeldin Tamer, Mohamed A. Khamis, Abdallah Yahia, SeifALdin Khaled, Abdelrahman Ashraf and Walid Gomaa
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:36
  16. The Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 was accompanied by practices of information warfare, yet existing evidence is largely anecdotal while large-scale empirical evidence is lacking. Here, we analyz...

    Authors: Dominique Geissler, Dominik Bär, Nicolas Pröllochs and Stefan Feuerriegel
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:35
  17. Cities host diverse people and their mixing is the engine of prosperity. In turn, segregation and inequalities are common features of most cities and locations that enable the meeting of people with different ...

    Authors: Sándor Juhász, Gergő Pintér, Ádám J. Kovács, Endre Borza, Gergely Mónus, László Lőrincz and Balázs Lengyel
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:34
  18. Malicious actors exploit social media to inflate stock prices, sway elections, spread misinformation, and sow discord. To these ends, they employ tactics that include the use of inauthentic accounts and campai...

    Authors: Alexander C. Nwala, Alessandro Flammini and Filippo Menczer
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:33
  19. Urban populations in large US cities exhibit racial and ethnic diversity, yet they remain residentially segregated. The examination of temporal trends in segregation and diversity is crucial for sociologists a...

    Authors: Anna Dmowska and Tomasz F. Stepinski
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:30
  20. Due to the increasing prominence of social network services, political communication has experienced a paradigm shift. To communicate with internet users, politicians, candidates, and political organizations c...

    Authors: Ming-Hung Wang, Wei-Yang Chang, Kuan-Hung Kuo and Kuo-Yu Tsai
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:29
  21. Around seven-in-ten Americans use social media (SM) to connect and engage, making these platforms excellent sources of information to understand human behavior and other problems relevant to social sciences. W...

    Authors: Neeti Pokhriyal, Benjamin A. Valentino and Soroush Vosoughi
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:26
  22. Solar photovoltaic (PV) deployment plays a crucial role in the transition to renewable energy. However, comprehensive models that can effectively explain the variations in solar PV deployment are lacking. This...

    Authors: Serena Y. Kim, Koushik Ganesan, Crystal Soderman and Raven O’Rourke
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:25
  23. Modern financial markets produce massive datasets that need to be analysed using new modelling techniques like those from (deep) Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. The common goal of these technique...

    Authors: Golshid Ranjbaran, Diego Reforgiato Recupero, Gianfranco Lombardo and Sergio Consoli
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:24
  24. Modelling and forecasting real-life human behaviour using online social media is an active endeavour of interest in politics, government, academia, and industry. Since its creation in 2006, Twitter has been pr...

    Authors: Alejandro Vigna-Gómez, Javier Murillo, Manelik Ramirez, Alberto Borbolla, Ian Márquez and Prasun K. Ray
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:23
  25. A comprehensive understanding of collocated social interactions can help campuses and organizations better support their community. Universities could determine new ways to conduct classes and design programs ...

    Authors: Vedant Das Swain, Hyeokhyen Kwon, Sonia Sargolzaei, Bahador Saket, Mehrab Bin Morshed, Kathy Tran, Devashru Patel, Yexin Tian, Joshua Philipose, Yulai Cui, Thomas Plötz, Munmun De Choudhury and Gregory D. Abowd
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:22
  26. To the human eye, different images appear more or less complex, but capturing this intuition in a single aesthetic measure is considered hard. Here, we propose a computationally simple, transparent method for ...

    Authors: Andres Karjus, Mar Canet Solà, Tillmann Ohm, Sebastian E. Ahnert and Maximilian Schich
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:21
  27. Ideological divisions in the United States have become increasingly prominent in daily communication. Accordingly, there has been much research on political polarization, including many recent efforts that tak...

    Authors: Zhiping Xiao, Jeffrey Zhu, Yining Wang, Pei Zhou, Wen Hong Lam, Mason A. Porter and Yizhou Sun
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:20
  28. Urbanization and inequalities are two of the major policy themes of our time, intersecting in large cities where social and economic inequalities are particularly pronounced. Large scale street-level images ar...

    Authors: Esra Suel, Emily Muller, James E. Bennett, Tony Blakely, Yvonne Doyle, John Lynch, Joreintje D. Mackenbach, Ariane Middel, Anja Mizdrak, Ricky Nathvani, Michael Brauer and Majid Ezzati
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:19
  29. Adherence to the non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) put in place to mitigate the spreading of infectious diseases is a multifaceted problem. Several factors, including socio-demographic and socio-economic...

    Authors: Nicolò Gozzi, Niccolò Comini and Nicola Perra
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:18
  30. Human mobility restriction policies have been widely used to contain the coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19). However, a critical question is how these policies affect individuals’ behavioral and psychological w...

    Authors: Xiao Fan Liu, Zhen-Zhen Wang, Xiao-Ke Xu, Ye Wu, Zhidan Zhao, Huarong Deng, Ping Wang, Naipeng Chao and Yi-Hui C. Huang
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:17
  31. Literacy is one of the most fundamental skills for people to access and navigate today’s digital environment. This work systematically studies the language literacy skills of online populations for more than 1...

    Authors: Yu-Ru Lin, Shaomei Wu and Winter Mason
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:13
  32. Scientists collaborate through intricate networks, which impact the quality and scope of their research. At the same time, funding and institutional arrangements, as well as scientific and political cultures, ...

    Authors: Lluís Danús, Carles Muntaner, Alexander Krauss, Marta Sales-Pardo and Roger Guimerà
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:12
  33. We employ Natural Language Processing techniques to analyse 377,808 English song lyrics from the “Two Million Song Database” corpus, focusing on the expression of sexism across five decades (1960–2010) and the...

    Authors: Lorenzo Betti, Carlo Abrate and Andreas Kaltenbrunner
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:10
  34. Cycling is an outdoor activity with massive health benefits, and an effective solution for sustainable urban transport. Despite these benefits and the recent rising popularity of cycling, most countries still ...

    Authors: Alice Battiston, Ludovico Napoli, Paolo Bajardi, André Panisson, Alan Perotti, Michael Szell and Rossano Schifanella
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:9
  35. Forecasting social media activity can be of practical use in many scenarios, from understanding trends, such as which topics are likely to engage more users in the coming week, to identifying unusual behavior,...

    Authors: Kin Wai Ng, Frederick Mubang, Lawrence O. Hall, John Skvoretz and Adriana Iamnitchi
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:8
  36. Human communication, the essence of collective social phenomena ranging from small-scale organizations to worldwide online platforms, features intense reciprocal interactions between members in order to achiev...

    Authors: Sandeep Chowdhary, Elsa Andres, Adriana Manna, Luka Blagojević, Leonardo Di Gaetano and Gerardo Iñiguez
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:7
  37. Figures are an essential part of scientific communication. Yet little is understood about how accessible (e.g., color-blind safe), readable (e.g., good contrast), and explainable (e.g., contain captions and le...

    Authors: Han Zhuang, Tzu-Yang Huang and Daniel E. Acuna
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:5

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