Selected publications


This page is mainly used to link to article web pages and full texts. For a complete and updated list of publications, see my CV.

Peer-reviewed journal articles

  1. Leone Sciabolazza, V., Vacca, R., Kennelly Okraku, T., & McCarty, C. (In Press). Detecting and analyzing research communities in longitudinal scientific networks. PLoS One, 12(8), e0182516. [Download]
  2. Hamilton, C., Vacca, R., & Stacciarini, J. M. R. (2017). The Emergence of Team Science: Understanding the State of Adoption Research through Social Network Analysis. Adoption & Fostering. [Download]
  3. Kennelly Okraku, T., Vacca, R., Jawitz, J. W., & McCarty, C. (2017). Identity and publication in non-university settings: Academic co-authorship and collaboration. Scientometrics, 111(1), 401–416. [Download]
  4. Vacca, R., Solano, G., Lubbers, M. J., Molina, J. L., & McCarty, C. (In press). A Personal Network Approach to the Study of Immigrant Structural Assimilation and Transnationalism. Social Networks. [Download]
  5. Stacciarini, J.M.R., Vacca, R., Wiens, B., Loe, E., LaFlam, M., & Pérez, A. (2016). FBO Leaders’ Perceptions of the Psycho-social Contexts for Rural Latinos. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 37(1), 19-25.
  6. Bosma, L., Vacca, R., Martinez, J. L., Boyle, R. G., & Lew, R. (2016). Developing Capacity, Skills, and Tobacco Control Networks to address Tobacco-related Disparities: Leadership and Advocacy Institute to Advance Minnesota’s Parity for Priority Populations (LAAMPP). Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice, 9(1).
  7. Vacca, R., McCarty, C., Conlon, M., & Nelson, D. R. (2015). Designing a CTSA-Based Social Network Intervention to Foster Cross-Disciplinary Team Science. Clinical and Translational Science, 8(4), 281–289.
  8. Vacca, R., & Boffi, M. (2009). The Residential Trajectories of Immigrants in Milan in the 1990’s: A Spatial Analysis of Census Data. (In Italian.) Cheiron-Materiali e strumenti di aggiornamento storiografico, 52, 109-138.


McCarty, C., Lubbers, M., Vacca, R., & Molina, J. L. (Under review). Personal networks: Research and applications. Guilford Press.

Manuscripts in preparation

Vacca, R., Stacciarini, J. M. R., & Tranmer, M. Using Non-hierarchical Multilevel Models to Analyze Overlapping Personal Networks.

Vacca, R., & Vitale, T. The Network Origin of Plural Identities: Structural Brokerage, Diversity and Cultural Holes in International Immigrants’ Social Networks.