Top-down decomposition of the Journal Citation Reportof the Social Science Citation Index: Graph- and factor-analytical approaches

@article{Leydesdorff2004TopdownDO,
  title={Top-down decomposition of the Journal Citation Reportof the Social Science Citation Index: Graph- and factor-analytical approaches},
  author={Loet Leydesdorff},
  journal={Scientometrics},
  year={2004},
  volume={60},
  pages={159-180}
}
The aggregated journal-journal citation matrix of the Journal Citation Report 2001of the Social Science Citation Indexis analyzed as a single domain in terms of both its eigenvectors and the bi-connected components contained in it. The traditional disciplines (e.g., economics, psychology, or political science) can be retrieved using both methods. These main disciplines do interact marginally. The space between them is occupied by a large number of small clusters of journals indicating… CONTINUE READING
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