Edited Books


·         Complex Networks, Proceedings of CompleNet 2009, International Workshop on Complex Networks, held in Catania, Italy, on May 26-27, 2009. The editors are Santo Fortunato, Ronaldo Menezes, Giuseppe Mangioni and Vincenzo Nicosia. The volume  belongs to Springer's series Studies in Computational Intelligence.




Book Chapters



·         Santo Fortunato, Claudio Castellano

     Community structure in graphs

     chapter of Springer's

     Encyclopedia of Complexity and System Science (2008)


·        Santo Fortunato, Dietrich Stauffer   

     Computer Simulations of Opinions and Their Reactions to Extreme Events

     in Extreme Events in Nature and Society,

     S. Albeverio, V. Jentsch, H. Kantz editors,

     Springer, Berlin-Heidelberg (2006)




·         S. Fortunato. D. Hric

      Community detection in networks: a  user guide

      Physics Reports 659, 1-44 (2016)

·         S. Fortunato

      Community detection in graphs

      Physics Reports 486, 75-174 (2010)


·         Claudio Castellano, Santo Fortunato,         Vittorio Loreto

      Statistical physics of social dynamics

      Reviews of Modern Physics  81, 591-

       646 (2009)





·        Complex networks


     1.   Y.-H. Eom, A. Perna. S. Fortunato, E. Darrouzet, G. Theraulaz, 

    C. Jost

    Network-based model of the growth of termite nests

    Physical Review E 92, 062810 (2015)

2. L. Cantini, E. Medico, S. Fortunato, M. Caselle

    Detection of gene communities in multi-networks reveals cancer drivers

    Scientific Reports 5, 17386 (2015)

3. C. Orsini, M. M. Dankulov, P. Colomer - de-Simon, A. Jamakovic,       P. Mahadevan, A. Vahdat, K. E. Bassler, Z. Toroczkai, M.     

    Boguna, G. Caldarelli, S. Fortunato, D. Krioukov 

     Quantifying randomness in real networks

     Nature Communications 6, 8627 (2015)

4. C. Granell, R. K. Darst, A. Arenas, S. Fortunato, S. Gomez

    Benchmark model to assess community structure in evolving networks

    Physical Review E 92, 012805 (2015)

5. G. Bianconi, R. K. Darst, J. Iacovacci, S. Fortunato

    Triadic closure as a basic generating mechanism of communities in complex networks

    Physical Review E 90, 042806 (2014)

6. D. Hric, R. K. Darst, S. Fortunato

    Community detection in networks: structural communities versus ground truth

    Physical Review E 90, 062805 (2014)

7. S. Fortunato, J. Saramaki, J.-P. Onnela

    Adding network structure onto the map of collective behavior

    Behavioral and Brain Sciences 37, 82-83 (2014)

8. R. K. Darst, Z. Nussinov, S. Fortunato

    Improving the performance of algorithms to find communities in networks

    Physical Review E 89, 032809 (2013)

9. R. Kumar Pan, K. Kaski, S. Fortunato 

    World citation and collaboration networks: uncovering the role of geography in science

    Scientific Reports 2, 902 (2012)  

10. A. Lancichinetti, S. Fortunato 

    Consensus clustering in complex networks

    Scientific Reports 2, 336 (2012)

11. A. Lancichinetti, S. Fortunato

    Limits of modularity maximization in community detection

    Physical Review E 84, 066122 (2011)

12. Y.-H. Eom, S. Fortunato

    Characterizing and modeling citation dynamics

    PLoS One 6(9), e24926 (2011)

13. A. Mazloumian, Y.-H. Eom, D. Helbing, S. Lozano, S. Fortunato 

    How citation boosts promote scientific paradigm shifts and Nobel Prizes

     PLoS One 6(5), e18975 (2011)

14. A. Lancichinetti, F. Radicchi, J. J. Ramasco, S. Fortunato 

     Finding statistically significant communities in networks    

     PLoS One 6(4), e18961 (2011)

15. F. Radicchi, J. J. Ramasco, S. Fortunato

     Information filtering in weighted complex networks

     Physical Review E 83, 046101 (2011)  

16. A. Lancichinetti, M. Kivela, J. Saramaki, S. Fortunato 

     Characterizing the community structure of complex networks    

     PLoS One 5(8), e11976 (2010)

17. A. Lancichinetti, S. Fortunato

     Community detection algorithms: a comparative analysis

     Physical Review E 80, 056117 (2009) 

18. F. Radicchi, S. Fortunato, B. Markines, A. Vespignani

     Diffusion of scientific credits and the ranking of scientists

     Physical Review E 80, 056103 (2009)

19. F. Radicchi, S. Fortunato

     Explosive percolation in scale-free networks

     Physical Review Letters 103, 168701 (2009) 

20. S. Mandrà, S. Fortunato, C. Castellano                            

     Coevolution of Glauber-like Ising dynamics and topology

     Physical Review E 80, 056105 (2009)

21. S. Fortunato, M. Boguñá, A. Flammini, F. Menczer

     On local estimations of PageRank: a mean field approach      

     Internet Mathematics 4, 245-266 (2009) 

22. A. Lancichinetti, S. Fortunato 

     Benchmark for testing community detection algorithms on  directed and weighted graphs with overlapping communities 

     Physical Review E 80, 016118 (2009)

23. A. Lancichinetti, S. Fortunato, J. Kertész

      Detecting the overlapping and hierarchical community structure in complex networks

     New Journal of Physics 11, 033015 (2009)

24. F. Radicchi, A. Barrat, S. Fortunato, J. J. Ramasco

      Renormalization flows in complex networks      

      Physical Review E 79, 026104 (2009) 

25. A. Lancichinetti, S. Fortunato, F. Radicchi      

      Benchmark graphs for testing community detection algorithms 

      Physical Review E 78, 046110 (2008)

26. N. Perra, S. Fortunato

      Spectral centrality measures in complex networks

      Physical Review E 78, 036107 (2008)

27. F. Radicchi, J. J. Ramasco, A. Barrat, S. Fortunato 

      Complex networks renormalization: flows and fixed points

      Physical Review Letters 101, 148701 (2008)  

28. M.R. Meiss, F. Menczer, S. Fortunato, A. Flammini, A.     


      Ranking Web Sites with Real User Traffic 

      Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Web 

      Search and Data Mining (WSDM)

      Palo Alto, CA, USA, February 11-12, 65-75. 

29. A. Arenas, A. Fernández, S. Fortunato, S. Gómez

      Motif-based communities in complex networks

      Journal of Physics A 41, 224001 (2008)

30. S. Fortunato, M. Barthélemy             

      Resolution limit in community detection           

      Proceedings of the National Academy  

      of Science of the USA 104 (1), 36-41 (2007)   

31. S. Schnell, S. Fortunato, S. Roy       

      Is the intrinsic disorder of proteins the cause of the scale-free architecture of protein-protein interaction networks? 

      Proteomics 7 (6), 961-964 (2007)


32.  S. Fortunato, A. Flammini                                                    

      Random walks on directed networks: the case of PageRank

      Invited contribution published in the Special Issue on

      “Complex Networks’ Structure and  Dynamics”

      International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos 17 (7),

      2343-2353 (2007)


33.   S. Fortunato, A. Flammini, F. Menczer 

      Scale-free network growth by ranking  

      Physical Review Letters 96, 218701 (2006)                         

34.  M. Ángeles Serrano, M. Boguñá, A. G. Maguitman,

      S. Fortunato,  A. Vespignani  

      Decoding the structure of the WWW: a comparative analysis of Web crawls       

            ACM Transactions on the Web 1 (2), paper 10 (2007)


35.   S. Fortunato, M. Boguñá, A. Flammini, F. Menczer   

      Approximating PageRank from in-degree

      Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4936, 59-71 (2008)    


36.   S. Fortunato, A. Flammini, F. Menczer, A.Vespignani           

      Topical interests and the mitigation of search engine bias Proceedings of the National Academy 

      of Science of the USA, 103 (34), 12684-12689 (2006)

37.  Ph. Blanchard, S. Fortunato, T. Krüger                 

      Importance of extremists for the structure of social networks

      Physical Review E 71, 056114 (2005)


38.  S. Fortunato, V. Latora, M. Marchiori                

      Method to find community structures based on information centrality 

      Physical Review E 70, 056104 (2004)       



·         Social dynamics


39. P. Della Briotta Parolo, R. K. Pan, R. Ghosh, B. H. Huberman, K. 

      Kaski, S. Fortunato

      Attention decay in science

      Journal of Informetrics 9, 734-745 (2015)

40. A. M. Petersen, S. Fortunato, R. K. Pan, K. Kaski, O. Penner, A. 

      Rungi, M. Riccaboni, H. E. Stanley, F. Pammolli

      Reputation and impact in academic careers

      Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 

      111 (43), 15316-15321 (2014)

41. R. K. Pan, S. Fortunato

      Author impact factor: tracking the dynamics of individual scientific impact

      Scientific Reports 4, 4880 (2014) 

42. O. Penner, R. K. Pan, A. Petersen, K. Kaski, S. Fortunato

      On the predictability of future impact in science

      Scientific Reports 3, 3052 (2013)

43. S. Fortunato, M. Macy, S. Redner

      Editorial: Statistical Mechanics and Social Sciences, special issue of Journal of Statistical Physics

      Journal of Statistical Physics 151 (1), 1-8 (2013)

44. A. Chatterjee, M. Mitrovic, S. Fortunato

      Universality in voting behavior: an empirical analysis

      Scientific Reports 3, 1049 (2013)

45. O. Penner, R. Kumar Pan, A. M. Petersen, S. Fortunato

      The case for caution in predicting scientists' future impact

      Physics Today 66( 4), 8-9 (2013)

46. S. Fortunato, C. Castellano

      Physics peeks into the ballot box

      Physics Today 65( 10), 74-75 (2012)

47. A. Mazloumian, Y.-H. Eom, D. Helbing, S. Lozano, S. Fortunato

      How citation boosts promote scientific paradigm shifts and Nobel Prizes

      PLoS One 6 (5), e18975 (2011)


48. J. Ratkiewicz, S. Fortunato, A. Flammini, F. Menczer,                 

      A. Vespignani

      Characterizing and modeling the dynamics of online popularity

      Physical Review Letters 105, 158701 (2010)

49. F. Radicchi, S. Fortunato, C. Castellano

      Universality of citation distributions: toward an objective measure of scientific impact

      Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the USA 105,       17268-17272 (2008). 

50.  S. Fortunato, C. Castellano     

      Scaling and universality in proportional elections

      Physical Review Letters 99, 138701 (2007)         


51.  S. Fortunato, V. Latora, A. Pluchino, A. Rapisarda 

      Vector opinion dynamics in a bounded confidence consensus model         

      International Journal of Modern Physics C 16issue 10, 1535-

      1551 (2005)


52. S. Fortunato  

      On the consensus threshold for the opinion dynamics of Krause-Hegselmann    

      International Journal of Modern Physics C 16issue 2, 259-270 


53.  S. Fortunato    

      The Sznajd consensus model with continuous opinions

      International Journal of Modern Physics C 16issue 1, 17-24 



54.  S. Fortunato   

      Universality of the threshold for complete consensus for the opinion dynamics of Deffuant et al. 

      International Journal of Modern Physics C 15issue 9, 1301-

      1307 (2004)

55.  S. Fortunato         

      Damage spreading and opinion dynamics on scale-free networks

      Physica A 348, 683 (2005)         


56.  S. Fortunato  

      The Krause-Hegselmann consensus model with discrete opinions 

      International Journal of Modern Physics C 15issue 7, 1021-

      1029 (2004)

·        Percolation


57.  S. Fortunato, A. Aharony, A. Coniglio, D. Stauffer     

      Number of spanning clusters at the high-dimensional  percolation thresholds

      Physical Review E 70, 056116 (2004)    


58.  S. Fortunato, D. Stauffer, A. Coniglio                      

      Percolation in high dimensions is not understood

      Physica A 334/3-4, 307-311 (2004)          


59.  S. Fortunato       

      Cluster percolation and critical behaviour in spin models and SU(N) gauge theories

      Journal of Physics A 36, 4269 (2003)   


60.  S. Fortunato            

      Critical droplets and phase transitions in two dimensions

      Physical Review B 67, 014102 (2003)


61.  S. Fortunato                 

      Site percolation and phase transitions in two dimensions

      Physical Review B 66, 054107 (2002)

62.  S. Fortunato, H. Satz      

      Cluster percolation and first order phase transitions in the Potts model            

      Nuclear Physics B 623, 493 (2002)


63.  S. Fortunato, H. Satz  

      Cluster percolation and pseudocritical behaviour in spin models

      Physics Letters B 509, 189 (2001)


64.  Ph. Blanchard, S. Digal, S. Fortunato, D. Gandolfo,

      T. Mendes,  H. Satz        

      Cluster percolation in O(n) spin models

      Journal of Physics A 33, 860 (2000)

65.  S. Fortunato, H. Satz       

      Percolation and magnetization for generalized continuous spin models 

      Nuclear Physics B 598, 601 (2001)   


66.  P. Bialas, P. Blanchard, S. Fortunato,

      D. Gandolfo, H. Satz

      Percolation and magnetization in the continuous spin Ising model

      Nuclear Physics B 583, 368 (2000)



·        Statistical field theory


67.  Ph. Blanchard, S. Fortunato, H. Satz

      The Hagedorn temperature and partition thermodynamics

      European Physical Journal C 34, 361-366 (2004)


68.  S. Digal, S. Fortunato, H. Satz       

      Predictions for J/Ψ suppression by parton percolation

      European Physical Journal C 32, 547-553 (2004)        


69.  S. Digal, S. Fortunato, P. Petreczky 

      Heavy quark free energies and screening in SU(2) gauge theory

      Physical Review D 68, 034008 (2003)         


70.  S. Digal, S. Fortunato, P. Petreczky, H. Satz     

      Parton percolation and J/Ψ suppression 

      Physics Letters B 549, 101 (2002)          


71.  Ph. Blanchard, S. Fortunato, D. Gandolfo

      Euler Poincaré characteristic and phase transition in the Potts model on Z2

      Nuclear Physics B 644, 495 (2002)        


72. S. Fortunato, F. Karsch, P. Petreczky, H. Satz     

      Effective Z(2) spin models of deconfinement and percolation in SU(2) gauge theory  

      Physics Letters B 502, 321 (2001) 


73.  S. Fortunato, H. Satz

      Polyakov loop percolation and deconfinement in SU(2) gauge theory

      Physics Letters B 475, 311 (2000)


·         Nuclear theory


74.  S. Fortunato, A. Insolia, R. J. Liotta, T. Vertse 

      Two-particle-one-hole excitations in the continuum 

       Physical Review C 54, 3279 (1996)