The information in publication databases (DiVA, Web of Science, Pubmed etc) can be used to illustrate how authors, groups or universities and countries cooperate and how they publish in different subject areas.
Visualizations show for example:
- co-authorship networks for one or more authors
- co-authorship networks within/between research groups
- which institutions cooperate within a research field
- what subject areas does an author/group/department publish in
The map below shows the co-authorship network for researcher A. Each vertice is an author, and the size indicates the number of publications. The lines illustrate that the authors have co-published and the strength of the line indicates number of co-authored publications.
More examples of how publications patterns can be visualized can be seen in the slides Bibliometric maps
Last updated: 2012-03-16