“Structuration” by intellectual organization: the configuration of knowledge in relations among structural components in networks of science

  title={“Structuration” by intellectual organization: the configuration of knowledge in relations among structural components in networks of science},
  author={Loet Leydesdorff},
  pages={499 - 520}
  • L. Leydesdorff
  • Published 28 December 2010
  • Computer Science
  • Scientometrics
Using aggregated journal–journal citation networks, the measurement of the knowledge base in empirical systems is factor-analyzed in two cases of interdisciplinary developments during the period 1995–2005: (i) the development of nanotechnology in the natural sciences and (ii) the development of communication studies as an interdiscipline between social psychology and political science. The results are compared with a case of stable development: the citation networks of core journals in… 

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