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Visualization of the citation impact environments of scientific journals: An online mapping exercise

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Visualization of the citation impact environments of scientific journals: An online mapping exercise
Aggregated journal-journal citation networks based on the Journal Citation Reports 2004 of the Science Citation Index (5968 journals) and the Social Science Citation Index (1712 journals) are made accessible from the perspective of any of these journals. A vectorspace model is used for normalization, and the results are brought online at http://www.leydesdorff.net/jcr04 as input-files for the visualization program Pajek. The user is thus able to analyze the citation environment in terms of links and graphs. Furthermore, the local impact of a journal is defined as its share of the total citations in the specific journal’s citation environments; the vertical size of the nodes is varied proportionally to this citation impact. The horizontal size of each node can be used to provide the same information after correction for within-journal (self-)citations. In the “citing” environment, the equivalents of this measure can be considered as a citation activity index which maps how the re...
Loet Leydesdorff
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Type Journal
Year 2007
Where JASIS
Authors Loet Leydesdorff
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