Generating Clustered Journal Maps: An Automated System for Hierarchical Classification [article]

Loet Leydesdorff, Lutz Bornmann, Caroline S. Wagner
2017 arXiv   pre-print
Journal maps and classifications for 11,359 journals listed in the combined Journal Citation Reports 2015 of the Science and Social Sciences Citation Indexes are provided at http://www.leydesdorff.net/jcr15. A routine using VOSviewer for integrating the journal mapping and their hierarchical clustering is also made available. In this short communication, we provide background on the journal mapping/clustering and an explanation and instructions about the routine. We compare 2015 journal maps
more » ... h those for 2014 and show the delineations among fields and subfields to be sensitive to fluctuations. Labels for fields and sub-fields are not provided by the routine, but can be added by an analyst for pragmatic or intellectual reasons. The routine provides a means for testing one's assumptions against a baseline without claiming authority, clusters of related journals can be visualized to understand communities. The routine is generic and can be used for any 1-mode network.
arXiv:1610.03779v3 fatcat:kezv62ooofccjd54gruome545i