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Mapping Scientific Frontiers

The Quest for Knowledge Visualization

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  • Highlights the latest advances in mapping scientific frontiers

  • Examines the foundations of strategies, principles, and design patterns

  • Provides an integrated and holistic account of major developments across disciplinary boundaries

  • With a Foreword by Henry Small

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Table of contents (9 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxxvii
  2. The Dynamics of Scientific Knowledge

    • Chaomei Chen
    Pages 1-46
  3. Mapping the Universe

    • Chaomei Chen
    Pages 47-84
  4. Mapping Associations

    • Chaomei Chen
    Pages 85-141
  5. Trajectories of Search

    • Chaomei Chen
    Pages 143-161
  6. Tracing Competing Paradigms

    • Chaomei Chen
    Pages 201-225
  7. Tracking Latent Domain Knowledge

    • Chaomei Chen
    Pages 227-257
  8. Mapping Science

    • Chaomei Chen
    Pages 259-320
  9. Visual Analytics

    • Chaomei Chen
    Pages 321-339
  10. Back Matter

    Pages 341-344

About this book

This is an examination of the history and the state of the art of the quest for visualizing scientific knowledge and the dynamics of its development. Through an interdisciplinary perspective this book presents profound visions, pivotal advances, and insightful contributions made by generations of researchers and professionals, which portrays a holistic view of the underlying principles and mechanisms of the development of science.
This updated and extended second edition:

  • highlights the latest advances in mapping scientific frontiers
  • examines the foundations of strategies, principles, and design patterns
  • provides an integrated and holistic account of major developments across disciplinary boundaries

“Anyone who tries to follow the exponential growth of the literature on citation analysis and scientometrics knows how difficult it is to keep pace. Chaomei Chen has identified the significant methods and applications in visual graphics and made them clear to the uninitiated. Derek Price would have loved this book which not only pays homage to him but also to the key players in information science and a wide variety of others in the sociology and history of science.”

– Eugene Garfield

“This is a wide ranging book on information visualization, with a specific focus on science mapping. Science mapping is still in its infancy and many intellectual challenges remain to be investigated and many of which are outlined in the final chapter. In this new edition Chaomei Chen has provided an essential text, useful both as a primer for new entrants and as a comprehensive overview of recent developments for the seasoned practitioner.”

– Henry Small

Chaomei Chen is a Professor in the College of Information Science and Technology at Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA, and a ChangJiang Scholar at Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Information Visualization and the author of Turning Points: The Nature of Creativity (Springer, 2012) and Information Visualization: Beyond the Horizon (Springer, 2004, 2006).

Keywords

  • Citation Analysis
  • Co-citation Network Analysis
  • Domain Analysis
  • History and Philosophy of Science
  • Information Visualization
  • Invisible Colleges
  • Mapping Science
  • Scientific Paradigms
  • Visual Analytics
  • Visualizing Science
  • data structures

Reviews

From the reviews of the second edition:

“The nine-chapter book is accessible, with ample references as well as specific examples drawn from geology, physics, and biomedicine to illustrate the main points. … useful for scientists and engineers looking to understand more about science mapping and the evolution of scientific disciplines. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students and above.” (R. A. Kolvoord, Choice, Vol. 51 (8), April, 2014)

Authors and Affiliations

  • Drexel University College of Information Science and Techn, Philadelphia, USA

    Chaomei Chen

About the author

Chaomei Chen is a Professor in the College of Information Science and Technology at Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA, and a ChangJiang Scholar at Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Information Visualization and the author of Turning Points: The Nature of Creativity (Springer, 2012) and Information Visualization: Beyond the Horizon (Springer, 2004, 2006). 

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 119.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4471-5128-9
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)