A mathematical model of development in a research field

@article{Courtial1990AMM,
  title={A mathematical model of development in a research field},
  author={Jean Pierre Courtial and B. Michelet},
  journal={Scientometrics},
  year={1990},
  volume={19},
  pages={127-141}
}
We use co-word analysis in a retrospective study of the transformation of the knowledge network in the field of polymer science from 1973 to 1976. The results of this study lead us to propose a model of change in the field. This model is based on the observation that the interaction of several networks gives rise to a sub-network that is at first central… CONTINUE READING