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Title:Visualizing and mapping the research on patents in information science and management science
Auhtor(s): Liu Gui-Feng,Sun Hua-Ping,Song Xin-Ping,
Journal:Malaysian Journal of Library & Information Science
Volume:19, No 1
Keywords:Patents analysis; CiteSpace; Visualization; Co-citation analysis; Scientometrics.
Abstract:The aim of this work is to present the development of patent-research through the years (1996-2011) from a bibliometrics and scientific visualization approach. Our corpus consists of 1529 original research and review articles obtained from an initial topic search on patents retrieved from the Institute of Scientific Information’s (ISI) Web of Science (WoS) database. CiteSpace II software was used to represent the knowledge domains of country, institution, author co-citation network, journal co-citation network, document co-citation network, and networks of keywords, related with patent-research in the field of information science and management science. Results show that USA is the most productive country in patent-research; Katholieke University Leuven, University of Sussex, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Harvard University are the most productive institutions. Cohen WM is the mostly co-cited author, followed by Jaffe AB, Griliches Z, Hall BH and Narin F. “Research policy” is the most cited journal for published articles on patents research. The visualization of data with the CiteSpace II software revealed intellectual bases and research fronts for the patent-research development in the given time window.

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