Clusters and maps of science journals based on bi‐connected graphs inJournal Citation Reports

Loet Leydesdorff
2004 Journal of Documentation  
The aggregated journal-journal citation matrix derived from the Journal Citation Reports 2001 can be decomposed into a unique subject classification by using the graph-analytical algorithm of bi-connected components. This technique was recently incorporated in software tools for social network analysis. The matrix can be assessed in terms of its decomposability using articulation points which indicate overlap between the components. The articulation points of this set did not exhibit a
more » ... exhibit a next-order network of 'general science' journals. However, the clusters differ in size and in terms of the internal density of their relations. A full classification of the journals is provided in an Appendix. The clusters can also be extracted and mapped for the visualization.
doi:10.1108/00220410410548144 fatcat:vjh5ntbjtfeglfig6ykdsjnipu