Measuring the number of disciplines cited in each chapter can be seen as the most straightforward way to measure interdisciplinarity (see Section “Measuring interdisciplinarity in
designed to collect both dynamic data and cluster authors into thematic groups.
Author co-citationanalysisCo-citationanalysis is one of the most common tools for investigating the intellectual structure of an academic
The purpose of this study is to map semiconductor literature using journal co-citation analysis. The journal sample was gathered
from the INSPEC database from 1978 to 1997. In the co-citation analysis, the data compiled were counts of the number of times
two journal titles were jointly cited in later publications. It is assumed that the more two journals are cited together,
the closer the relationship between them. The journal set used was the 30 most productive journals in the field of semiconductors.
Counts of co-citations to the set of semiconductor journals were retrieved from SciSearch database, accessed through Dialog.
Cluster analysis and multi-dimensional scaling were employed to create two-dimensional maps of journal relationships in the
cross-citation networks. The following results were obtained through this co-citation study: The 30 journals fall fairly clearly
into three clusters. The major cluster of journals, containing 17 titles, is in the subject of physics. The second cluster,
consisting of 9 journals, includes journals primarily on material science. The remaining cluster represents research areas
in the discipline of electrical and electronic engineering. All co-cited journals share similar co-citation profiles, reflected
in high positive Pearson correlation. Two hundred and ninety-six pairs (68%) correlate at greater than 0.70. This shows that
there is strong relationship between semiconductor journals. Five individual journals in five paired sets with co-citation
frequency over 100,000 times include Physical Review B, Condensed Matter; Physical Review Letters; Applied Physics Letters; Journal of Applied Physics; and Solid State Communications.
Authors:Ji-ping Gao, Kun Ding, Li Teng, and Jie Pang
subsequent technology. It can't reveal the exact interaction between science and technology.
Here the paper aims to deploy a method called hybrid documents co-citationanalysis (HDCCA) to overcome the above weakness. And in the whole paper, we first
The purpose of this study is to map semiconductor literature by author co-citation analysis in order to highlight major subject
specializations in semiconductors and identify authors and their relationships within these specialties and within the field.
Forty-six of the most productive authors were included in the sample list. Author samples were gathered from the INSPEC database
from 1978 to 1997. The relatively low author co-citation frequencies indicate that there is a low connection among authors
who publish in semiconductor journals and big differences among authors' research areas. Six sets of authors with co-citation
greater than 100 times are M. Cardona and G. Lucovsky; T. Ito and K. Kobayashi; M. Cardona and G. Abstreiter; A. Y. Cho and
H. Morkoc; C. R. Abernathy and W. S. Hobson; H. Morkoc and I. Akasaki. The Pearson correlation coefficient of author co-citation
varies widely, i.e., from -0.17 to 0.92. This shows that some authors with high positive correlations are related in certain
ways and co-cited, while other authors with high negative correlations may be rarely or never related and co-cited. Cluster
analysis and multi-dimensional scaling are employed to create two-dimensional maps of author relationships in the cross-citation
networks. It is found that the authors fall fairly clearly into three clusters. The first cluster covers authors in physics
and its applications. The authors in the second group are experts in electrical and electronic engineering. The third group
includes specialists in materials science. Because of its interdisciplinary nature and diverse subjects, semiconductor literature
lacks a strong group of core authors. The field consists of several specialties around a weak center.
inform researchers, policy makers as well as laypersons.
The present study uses an author co-citationanalysis (ACA) approach to identify major specialties, laboratories, researchers, and research groups in the stem cell research field, and to
Authors:D. Sullivan, D. Koester, D. White, and R. Kern
While co-citation analysis nas proved a powerful tool in the study of changes in intellectual foci in science, the technique has never been used to study very rapid changes in the theoretical structure of a scientific field. In this paper we present month-by-month co-citation analyses of key phases in the weak-electromagnetic unification research program within particle physics and show that these analyses capture and illuminate very rapid intellectual changes. These data provide yet another illustration of the utility of co-citation analysis for understanding the history of science.
After 30 years of research, co-citation analysis has become the dominant method for the empirical study of the structures
of scientific communication. There is a considerable variety of methods and, at the same time, a lack of methodological evaluation.
This paper summarizes the present state of co-citation analysis and presents several methods of clustering references. The
database used is a selection of 2,114 documents in the field of organization studies from 1986-2000. The evaluative study
shows that the choice of methods has a strong impact on the results created. It also shows that the methods of cluster and
factor analysis hitherto used have only a limited value in differentiating clearly between schools of scientific research
- the 'invisible colleges'.
Authors:Ying Ding, Gobinda Chowdhury, and Schubert Foo
A journal co-citation analysis of fifty journals and other publications in the information retrieval (IR) discipline was conducted over three periods spanning the years of 1987 to 1997. Relevant data retrieved from the Science Citation Index (SCI) and Social Science Citation Index (SSCI) are analysed according to the highly cited journals in various disciplines, especially in the Library & Information Science area. The results are compared with previous research that covered the data only from the Social Science Citation Index (SSCI). The analysis reveals that there is no distinct difference between these two sets of results. The results of current study show that IR speciality is multi-disciplinary with broad relations with other specialities. The field of IR is a mature field, as the journals used for research communication remained quite stable during the study period.
Authors:Chang-Ping Hu, Ji-Ming Hu, Yan Gao, and Yao-Kun Zhang
focus on the relationship and structure of LIS journals in China. This paper aims to use journal co-citationanalysis (JCA) to identify the relationship and structure of LIS in China.
Co-citation means that two items (documents, authors and