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Edited by Mari Jibu

Japan Science and Technology Agency, Japan


Yoshiyuki Osabe

Japan Science and Technology Agency, Japan

Technological change is one of the greatest issues in the modern world. As the world faces societal challenges, e.g., climate challenges, aging problem, and energy security, technology will contribute to new or better solutions for those problems. New technologies take time to develop and mature; moreover, they tend to be born in the gaps of multiple technology fields; therefore, early detection of emerging technological concepts across multiple disciplines will be a very important issue. Our goal seeks to develop automated methods that aid in the systematic, continuous, and comprehensive assessment of technological emergence using one of the major foresight exercises, scientometrics. There is now a huge flood of scientific and technical information, especially scientific publications and patent information. Using the information patterns of emergence for technological concepts has been discovered and theories of technical emergence have been also developed in several years. We have been developing visualization tools in which thousands of technical areas have been interacted with each other and evolved in time. Several indicators of technical emergence have been improved by universities, international organizations, and funding agencies. This book intends to provide readers with a comprehensive overview of the current state of the art in scientometrics that focuses on the systematic, continuous, and comprehensive assessment of technological emergence.

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ScientometricsEdited by Mari Jibu

Published: July 18th 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.72488

ISBN: 978-1-78923-307-0

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-306-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-692-6

Copyright year: 2018

Books open for chapter submissions

9652 Total Chapter Downloads

9 Crossref Citations

28 Web of Science Citations

17 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Scientometrics

By Yoshiyuki Osabe and Mari Jibu


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2. Scientometrics of Scientometrics: Mapping Historical Footprint and Emerging Technologies in Scientometrics

By Meen Chul Kim and Yongjun Zhu


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3. Patterns of Academic Scientific Collaboration at a Distance: Evidence from Southern European Countries

By Ana Fernández, Esther Ferrándiz and M. Dolores León


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4. Mapping a Research Field: Analyzing the Research Fronts in an Emerging Discipline

By Gerardo Tibaná-Herrera, María Teresa Fernández-Bajón and Félix de Moya-Anegón


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5. Collaboration and Citation Analysis Within Social Sciences: A Comparative Analysis Between Two Fields

By Alexander Maz-Machado and Noelia Jiménez-Fanjul


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6. A Scientometric Study on Graphene and Related Graphene- Based Materials in Medicine

By Nicola Bernabò, Rosa Ciccarelli, Alessandra Ordinelli, Juliana Sofia Somoes Machado, Mauro Mattioli and Barbara Barboni


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7. Technology Roadmapping of Emerging Technologies: Scientometrics and Time Series Approach

By Iñaki Bildosola, Rosamaría Río-Bélver, Gaizka Garechana and Enara Zarrabeitia


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8. Altmetrics: State of the Art and a Look into the Future

By Dirk Tunger, Marcel Clermont and Andreas Meier


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9. Patent Research in a Period of Industry Transformation: A Focus on Electromobility

By Zhao Qu


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10. Exploring Characteristics of Patent-Paper Citations and Development of New Indicators

By Yasuhiro Yamashita


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11. Mapping Science Based on Research Content Similarity

By Takahiro Kawamura, Katsutaro Watanabe, Naoya Matsumoto and Shusaku Egami


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12. The Impact on Citation Analysis Based on Ontology and Linked Data

By Ming Xiao, Zeshun Shi and Shanshan Wang


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13. Progress of Studies of Citations and PageRank

By Wataru Souma and Mari Jibu


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