Visualizing the marrow of science

Moya-Anegón, Félix and Vargas-Quesada, Benjamín and Chinchilla-Rodríguez, Zaida and Corera-Álvarez, Elena and Muñoz-Fernández, Francisco José and Herrero-Solana, Victor Visualizing the marrow of science. Journal of The American Society for Information Science and Technology, 2007, vol. 58, n. 14, pp. 2167-2179. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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This study proposes a new methodology that allows for the generation of scientograms of major scientific domains, constructed on the basis of cocitation of Institute of Scientific Information categories, and pruned using PathfinderNetwork, with a layout determined by algorithms of the spring-embedder type (Kamada–Kawai), then corroborated structurally by factor analysis. We present the complete scientogram of the world for the Year 2002. It integrates the natural sciences, the social sciences, and arts and humanities. Its basic structure and the essential relationships therein are revealed, allowing us to simultaneously analyze the macrostructure, microstructure, and marrow of worldwide scientific output.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Information Visualization,Pathfinder Network, Co-citation, Structure of Science, Scientograms
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BB. Bibliometric methods
Depositing user: Zaida Chinchilla-Rodríguez
Date deposited: 07 Mar 2012
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:21


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