4D Specialty Approximation: Ability to Distinguish between Related Specialties

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Publication and citation patterns can vary significantly between related disciplines or more narrow specialties, even when sharing journals. Journal-based structures are therefore not accurate enough to approximate certain specialties, neither subject categories in global citation indices, nor cell sub-structures (Rons, 2012). This paper presents first test results of a new methodology that approximates the specialty of a highly specialized seed record by combining criteria for four publication metadata-fields, thereby broadly covering conceptual components defining disciplines and scholarly communication. To offer added value compared to journal-based structures, the methodology needs to generate sufficiently distinct results for seed directories in related specialties (sharing subject categories, cells, or even sources) with significantly different characteristics. This is tested successfully for the sub-domains of theoretical and experimental particle physics. In particular analyses of specialties with characteristics deviating from those of a broader discipline embedded in can benefit from an approach discerning down to specialty level. Such specialties are potentially present in all disciplines, for instance as cases of peripheral, emerging, frontier, or strategically prioritized research areas.
Originele taal-2English
TitelProceedings of the 21st International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators, València, Spain, 14-16 September 2016
RedacteurenIsmael Ràfols, Jordi Molas-Gallart, Elena Castro-Martínez, Richard Woolley
Pagina's1518-1520
Aantal pagina's3
StatusPublished - 2016
Evenement21st International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators - València, Spain
Duur: 14 sep 201616 nov 2016

Conference

Conference21st International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators
Verkorte titelSTI 2016
LandSpain
StadValència
Periode14/09/1616/11/16

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