Interrelations of writings in a complex field such as studies of science, technology and society, turn out to be highly patterned when data on author co‐citations are statistically analysed and mapped. For both authors and specialities, the maps reveal structures of subject matter and intellectual impact, based on the perceptions of hundreds of citers since 1972. A new tool thus is available to historians and others concerned with a field's intellectual development.
WHITE, H.D. and GRIFFITH, B.C. (1982), "AUTHORS AS MARKERS OF INTELLECTUAL SPACE: CO‐CITATION IN STUDIES OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY", Journal of Documentation, Vol. 38 No. 4, pp. 255-272. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb026731
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