Scientometrics

, Volume 70, Issue 3, pp 565–601 | Cite as

Global nanotechnology research metrics

  • Ronald N. Kostoff
  • Raymond G. Koytcheff
  • Clifford G. Y. Lau
Article

Abstract

Text mining was used to extract technical intelligence from the open source global nanotechnology and nanoscience research literature. An extensive nanotechnology/nanoscience-focused query was applied to the Science Citation Index/Social Science Citation Index (SCI/SSCI) databases. The nanotechnology/nanoscience research literature infrastructure (prolific authors, key journals/institutions/countries, most cited authors/journals/documents) was obtained using bibliometrics. A novel addition was the use of institution and country auto-correlation maps to show co-publishing networks among institutions and among countries, and the use of institution-phrase and country-phrase cross-correlation maps to show institution networks and country networks based on use of common terminology (proxy for common interests). The use of factor matrices quantified further the strength of the linkages among institutions and among countries, and validated the co-publishing networks shown graphically on the maps.

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© Akadémiai Kiadó 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronald N. Kostoff
    • 1
  • Raymond G. Koytcheff
    • 1
  • Clifford G. Y. Lau
    • 2
  1. 1.Office of Naval ResearchArlingtonUSA
  2. 2.Institute for Defense AnalysesAlexandriaUSA

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