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idr: Measuring and Mapping Interdisciplinary Research

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This website offers a novel tool, the overlay maps of science, as a method to explore the degree of interdisciplinarity of a set of publications. The overlay technique visualizes the spread of publications over the global map of science, i.e. the structure of science as obtained from the analysis of cross-citations between disciplines. The resource includes maps that portray the disciplinary diversity of organizations. Measures of interdisciplinarity can be associated with the maps. *** URL: and ***

Ismael Rafols, PhD

Is this tool available publicly? Yes - free

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science mapping, measuring interdisciplinarity, mapping research

Addresses these goal(s):

  • Learn about the field of team science: history, theory and concepts
  • Conduct research on/evaluate team science

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Resource created by Janet Okamoto on 3/22/2011 6:17:24 PM.

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