Information in publication databases can also be used for visualizations where data about authors, institutions, keywords, references or citations can be used to visualize different relationships.
Some examples of questions that can be described by visualizations are:
Who are collaborating within a division or department?
Which are the largest research groups within a subject area?
Which subject areas does our research cover?
Who are our most frequent national or international collaborators?
What journals are others in our field publishing in?
The map above shows co-authorships within an international group. The nodes represent different universities and a line between them shows a co-authorship. The size of the nodes show the number of publications from that university and the thickness of the lines indicates the number of co-authorships between two universities.
The figure above shows co-authorships within a subject area. Each node represents an author and a line between them shows a co-authorship. The size of the nodes show the number of publications by that author and the thickness of the lines indicates the number of co-authorships between two authors. Larger nodes in the center of the figure are probably key authors in the field.
The Bibliometrics Group can help with data visualizations. Contact us about any ideas or questions!
Last updated: Tue Sep 02 11:29:10 CEST 2014