Record number :
993877
Title of article :
Classification of scientific networks using aggregated journal-journal citation relations in the Journal Citation Reports
Author/Authors :
C.-M. Chen، نويسنده ,
Issue Information :
ماهنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2008
Pages :
9
From page :
2296
To page :
2304
Abstract :
I propose an approach to classifying scientific networks in terms of aggregated journal-journal citation relations of the ISI Journal Citation Reports using the affinity propagation method. This algorithm is applied to obtain the classification of SCI and SSCI journals by minimizing intracategory journal-journal (J-J) distances in the database, where distance between journals is calculated from the similarity of their annual citation patterns with a cutoff parameter, t, to restrain the maximal J-J distance. As demonstrated in the classification of SCI journals, classification of scientific networks with different resolution is possible by choosing proper values of t. Twenty journal categories in SCI are found to be stable despite a difference of an order of magnitude in t. In our classifications, the level of specificity of a category can be found by looking at its value of equation imageRJ (the average distance of members of a category to its representative journal), and relatedness of category members is implied by the value of equation imageJ-J (the average J-J distance within a category). Our results are consistent with the ISI classification scheme, and the level of relatedness for most categories in our classification is higher than their counterpart in the ISI classification scheme.
Journal title :
Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology
Serial Year :
2008
Link To Document :
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