International Network for Social Network Analysis INSNA

INSNA is the professional association for researchers interested in social network analysis. The association is a non-profit organization incorporated in the state of Delaware. Founded by Barry Wellman in 1978, the current president is Bill Richards, School of Communication, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada V5A 1S6. A copy of its charter and by-laws are available here.

What is Network Analysis?
Courses in Social Networks and Network Analysis;
Links to Network Researchers’ web sites;
Graduate programs that offer training or emphasis in Social Network Analysis;
different contacts & newsletters.

The principal functions of INSNA are as follows:

  • We publish Connections, a bulletin containing news, scholarly articles, technical columns, and abstracts and book reviews:
  • We sponsor the annual International Social Networks Conference (also known as Sunbelt);
  • We maintain electronic services:
    1. A web site accessible at which includes an extensive bibliography of published network-related documents, information about network conferences, an index of websites of numerous network researchers, an extensive directory of and network analysis software, a growing selection of powerpoint presentations and pdf documents, a listing of universities offering network graduate degree programs, syllabi from many courses taught by network researchers, and on-line access to almost all issues of Connections ever published, a link to La revista REDES which publish works of quality in Castilian and Portuguese that include the perspective of the analysis of social networks, and much more,
    2. SOCNET, a ListServ electronic discussion forum, and a link to REDES, a Spanish language network listserve.
  • We maintain a database of information on members, selling a mailing list to selected publishers and educator;
  • We provide a way to subscribe to the journal of Social Networks, published by Elsevier and edited by Lin Freeman and Ron Breiger.

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