Bibliometric analsysis of the development of a given subject area?

Chaomei Chen Chaomei.Chen at CIS.DREXEL.EDU
Tue May 31 14:54:00 EDT 2005

CiteSpace could be useful for you. It is freely available software (pure
Java). It takes data in ISI Export format as input and
generates networks of cited papers and terms based on how you slice a time

Best wishes,
Chaomei Chen

ASIS&T Special Interest Group on Metrics <SIGMETRICS at>
wrote on 05/31/2005 01:27:51 PM:

> Adminstrative info for SIGMETRICS (for example unsubscribe):
> Can someone recommend a few exemplary papers dealing with the
> bibliometric analysis of the development of the literature in a given
> subject area?
> I'd like to take an historical look at the development of the literature
> in an area that has only really been around for 15 years or so, with
> most of the publication occurring in the past ten years, especially the
> past five years. And I'd specifically like to do it using data from the
> ISI databases.
> Sorry to sound so vague, but it's only a general idea for me right now.
> I'd just like to see what others have done with other subject areas.
> Thanks!
> Bernie Sloan
> Senior Library Information Systems Consultant, ILCSO
> University of Illinois Office for Planning and Budgeting
> 616 E. Green Street, Suite 213
> Champaign, IL  61820
> Phone: (217) 333-4895
> Fax:   (217) 265-0454
> E-mail: bernies at
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