Global maps of science based on the new Web-of-Science categories

  title={Global maps of science based on the new Web-of-Science categories},
  author={Loet Leydesdorff and Stephen Carley and I. Rafols},
  pages={589 - 593}
  • Loet Leydesdorff, Stephen Carley, I. Rafols
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine, Computer Science
  • Scientometrics
  • In August 2011, Thomson Reuters launched version 5 of the Science and Social Science Citation Index in the Web of Science (WoS). Among other things, the 222 ISI Subject Categories (SCs) for these two databases in version 4 of WoS were renamed and extended to 225 WoS Categories (WCs). A new set of 151 Subject Areas was added, but at a higher level of aggregation. Perhaps confusingly, these Subject Areas are now abbreviated “SC” in the download, whereas “WC” is used for WoS Categories. Since we… CONTINUE READING
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