Category Archives: Citation analysis

Big Data in the Social Sciences

Recent emerging technology policies seek to diminish negative impacts while equitably and responsibly accruing and distributing benefits.  Social scientists play a role in these policies, but relatively little quantitative research has been performed to study how social scientists inform the … Continue reading

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Nano/micro-electro mechanical systems: a patent view

Combining both bibliometrics and citation network analysis, this research evaluates the global development of micro-electro mechanical systems (MEMS) research based on the Derwent Innovations Index database. We found that worldwide, the growth trajectory of MEMS patents demonstrates an approximate S … Continue reading

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Scientometric cognitive and evaluation on smart city related construction and building journals data

In this paper, scientometrics cognitive and knowledge visualization technology were used to evaluate global scientific production and development trends in construction and building technology research of smart cities. All the data was collected from the Science Citation Index-Expanded (SCIE) database … Continue reading

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A systematic method to create search strategies for emerging technologies based on the Web of Science: illustrated for ‘Big Data’

Bibliometric and “tech mining” studies depend on a crucial foundation—the search strategy used to retrieve relevant research publication records. Database searches for emerging technologies can be problematic in many respects, for example the rapid evolution of terminology, the use of … Continue reading

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Social science contributions compared in synthetic biology and nanotechnology

With growing attention to societal issues and implications of synthetic biology, we investigate sources of social science publication knowledge in synthetic biology and probe what might be learned by comparison with earlier rounds of social science research in nanotechnology. “Social … Continue reading

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Visualizing the intellectual structure and evolution of innovation systems research: a bibliometric analysis

Despite increasing awareness of the need to trace the trajectory of innovation system research, so far little attention has been given to quantitative depiction of the evolution of this fast-moving research field. This paper uses CiteSpace to demonstrate visually intellectual … Continue reading

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The Impact of Research Funding on Scientific Outputs: Evidence from Six Smaller European Countries

We investigate the relationships between the citation impacts of scientific papers and the sources of funding which are acknowledged as having supported those publications. We examine several relationships potentially associated with funding including first citation, total citations and the chances … Continue reading

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Collaboration within Engineering Education Research’s Community of Practice

Engineering education research (EER) is a relatively young field of inquiry, established with the intent to improve the academic experiences of young and emerging engineers. While many researchers’ perceptions of how to improve engineering education stem from traditional classroom experiences, … Continue reading

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Visualization of social network for scientific research evaluation

In order to enrich the existing scientific research evaluation methods for scientific researchers, institutions, regions or journals that engaged in some technical field, subject or field, the paper reviews the shortcoming in current visualization used for scientific research evaluation. And … Continue reading

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Bibliometrics: Visualizing the Impact of Nursing Research

Nurse scientists commonly weigh the impact of their work on the discipline of nursing as well as within the larger healthcare arena. Bibliometrics, a statistical method used in citation and content analysis, is a quantitative approach for calculating output and … Continue reading

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