Maps of science resulting from large-scale clickstream data provide a detailed, contemporary view of scientific activity and correct the underrepresentation of the social sciences and humanities that is commonly found in citation data.
- Source: Clickstream Data Yields High-Resolution Maps of Science, Johan Bollen, Herbert Van de Sompel, Aric Hagberg, Luis Bettencourt, Ryan Chute, Marko A. Rodriguez, Lyudmila Balakireva, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0004803, PLoS ONE 4(3): e4803, 2009/03/11
This "Map of Science" illustrates the online behavior of Scientists accessing different scientific journals, publications, aggregators, etc. Colors represent the scientific discipline of each journal (...) while lines reflect the navigation of users from one journal to another(...)
Credit: Los Alamos National Laboratory