Author: E. Noma 1
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  • 1 Institute for Scientific Information 3501 Market Street 19104 Philadelphia PA (USA) 3501 Market Street 19104 Philadelphia PA (USA)
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Abstract  

Scientific articles may be represented as points in a space whose spatial pattern reflects some of the substantive and social structures of science. The proximity of articles and the documents they reference leads to a centroid scalling method proposed in this paper. This method scales citing articles as close as possible to the articles they reference. The simultaneous scaling of citing and cited articles in a common space aids in the interpretation of the resultant configuration.