, Volume 44, Issue 3, pp 547–560 | Cite as

Highly dynamic specialities in climate research

  • H. Schwechheimer
  • M. Winterhager


In this paper the identification and analysis of highly dynamic, rapidly developing research fronts of climate research are demonstrated. The underlying method based on co-citation analysis is described, and two selected highly dynamic specialities (HDS) are analysed using journal profiles, co-citation maps, and actor profiles as information elements. The two examples demonstrate how co-citation analysis can be used to identify and analyse highly dynamic specialities.


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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Schwechheimer
    • 1
  • M. Winterhager
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Wissenschafts- und TechnikforschungUniversität BielefeldBielefeld(Germany)

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