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Footprints in the scientific landscape - comparing metamaterials and fullerenes

 
: Jovanovic, M.; John, M.; Reschke, S.

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Postprint urn:nbn:de:0011-n-1412891 (116 KByte PDF)
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Erstellt am: 16.9.2010


Center for Science and Technology Studies -CWTS-:
11th International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators "Creating Value for Users" 2010 : Leiden, the Netherlands, 8-11 September 2010
Leiden: CWTS, 2010
S.142-144
International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators "Creating Value for Users" <11, 2010, Leiden>
Englisch
Konferenzbeitrag, Elektronische Publikation
Fraunhofer INT ()
Bibliometric; footprint analysis; subject-area quadrant-allocation; institution thesaurus; technological forecast

Abstract
Citations to scientific publications can be considered "frozen footprints" which "bear witness to the passage of ideas" (Cronin, 1984). With this in mind we employ a so-called genesisarticle, a paper that first described a scientific or technological topic. This we use as a standard reference to examine the traces it has left in the world of publications. The footprintanalysis derives its name from this approach. In this poster contribution we present a complete profiling of two distinct topics (metamaterials and fullerenes) by applying and expanding approaches we introduced previously (Jovanovic, 2007; Jovanovic et al., 2009). Furthermore we compare the profiles of the considered topics and look for typical patterns of the trajectories in the publication landscape.

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