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Scientometrics

, Volume 83, Issue 1, pp 157–166 | Cite as

Site co-link analysis applied to small networks: a new methodological approach

  • Pamela Lang
  • Fábio C. Gouveia
  • Jacqueline Leta
Article

Abstract

The method of co-link was proposed in 1996 and since then it has been applied in many Webometric studies. Its definition refers to “page co-link analysis”, as links are provided by URLs or pages. This paper presents a new methodological approach, a “site co-link analysis”, to investigate relations in small networks. The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation institutes were used as a case study. The results indicate that the number of co-links provided by sites led to an increase of 133% in the sample analyzed. In a cluster analysis, three clusters were formed mainly for thematic reasons and four institutes remained isolated.

Keywords

Co-link analysis Webometrics Clustering analysis Oswaldo Cruz Foundation Internet 

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© Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Pamela Lang
    • 1
    • 3
  • Fábio C. Gouveia
    • 2
  • Jacqueline Leta
    • 3
  1. 1.Coordenadoria de Comunicação SocialFundação Oswaldo CruzRio de JaneiroBrazil
  2. 2.Museu da VidaFundação Oswaldo CruzRio de JaneiroBrazil
  3. 3.Programa de Educação, Gestão e Difusão em Biociências, Instituto de Bioquímica MédicaUniversidade Federal do Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrazil

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