Visualizing the marrow of science
Article first published online: 4 SEP 2007
Copyright © 2007 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology
Volume 58, Issue 14, pages 2167–2179, December 2007
How to Cite
Moya-Anegón, S. G. F. d., Vargas-Quesada, B., Chinchilla-Rodríguez, Z., Corera-Álvarez, E., Munoz-Fernández, F. J. and Herrero-Solana, V. (2007), Visualizing the marrow of science. J. Am. Soc. Inf. Sci., 58: 2167–2179. doi: 10.1002/asi.20683
- Issue published online: 21 DEC 2007
- Article first published online: 4 SEP 2007
- Manuscript Accepted: 6 JUN 2007
- Manuscript Revised: 14 AUG 2006
- Manuscript Received: 20 JAN 2006
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.