Mapping Interdisciplinarity at the Interfaces between the Science Citation Index and the Social Science Citation Index

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105490
Title:
Mapping Interdisciplinarity at the Interfaces between the Science Citation Index and the Social Science Citation Index
Author:
Leydesdorff, Loet
Citation:
Mapping Interdisciplinarity at the Interfaces between the Science Citation Index and the Social Science Citation Index 2006,
Issue Date:
2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105490
Submitted date:
2006-07-19
Abstract:
The two Journal Citation Reports of the Science Citation Index 2004 and the Social Science Citation Index 2004 were combined in order to analyze and map journals and specialties at the edges and in the overlap between the two databases. For journals which belong to the overlap (e.g., Scientometrics), the merger mainly enriches our insight into the structure which can be obtained from the two databases separately; but in the case of scientific journals which are more marginal in either database, the combination can provide a new perspective on the position and function of these journals (e.g., Environment and Planning Bâ Planning and Design). The combined database additionally enables us to map citation environments in terms of the various specialties comprehensively. Using the vector-space model, visualizations are provided for specialties that are parts of the overlap (information science, science & technology studies). On the basis of the resulting visualizations, â betweennessâ â a measure from social network analysisâ is suggested as an indicator for measuring the interdisciplinarity of journals. This paper is forthcoming in Scientometrics.
Type:
Preprint
Language:
en
Keywords:
Bibliometrics
Local subject classification:
journal; visualization; vector space; interdisciplinarity; citation

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dc.contributor.authorLeydesdorff, Loeten_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-07-19T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:26:19Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.date.submitted2006-07-19en_US
dc.identifier.citationMapping Interdisciplinarity at the Interfaces between the Science Citation Index and the Social Science Citation Index 2006,en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105490-
dc.description.abstractThe two Journal Citation Reports of the Science Citation Index 2004 and the Social Science Citation Index 2004 were combined in order to analyze and map journals and specialties at the edges and in the overlap between the two databases. For journals which belong to the overlap (e.g., Scientometrics), the merger mainly enriches our insight into the structure which can be obtained from the two databases separately; but in the case of scientific journals which are more marginal in either database, the combination can provide a new perspective on the position and function of these journals (e.g., Environment and Planning Bâ Planning and Design). The combined database additionally enables us to map citation environments in terms of the various specialties comprehensively. Using the vector-space model, visualizations are provided for specialties that are parts of the overlap (information science, science & technology studies). On the basis of the resulting visualizations, â betweennessâ â a measure from social network analysisâ is suggested as an indicator for measuring the interdisciplinarity of journals. This paper is forthcoming in Scientometrics.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectBibliometricsen_US
dc.subject.otherjournalen_US
dc.subject.othervisualizationen_US
dc.subject.othervector spaceen_US
dc.subject.otherinterdisciplinarityen_US
dc.subject.othercitationen_US
dc.titleMapping Interdisciplinarity at the Interfaces between the Science Citation Index and the Social Science Citation Indexen_US
dc.typePreprinten_US
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