Clickstream Data Yields High-Resolution Maps of Science

  title={Clickstream Data Yields High-Resolution Maps of Science},
  author={Johan Bollen and Herbert Van de Sompel and Aric A. Hagberg and Lu{\'i}s M. A. Bettencourt and Ryan Chute and Marko A. Rodriguez and Lyudmila Balakireva},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  pages={669 - 671}
BACKGROUND Intricate maps of science have been created from citation data to visualize the structure of scientific activity. However, most scientific publications are now accessed online. Scholarly web portals record detailed log data at a scale that exceeds the number of all existing citations combined. Such log data is recorded immediately upon publication and keeps track of the sequences of user requests (clickstreams) that are issued by a variety of users across many different domains… CONTINUE READING
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