Visualizing the intellectual structure in urban studies: A journal co-citation analysis (1992-2002) | Academic Article individual record
abstract

This paper studied the intellectual structure of urban studies through a co-citation analysis of its thirty-eight representative journals from 1992 to 2002. Relevant journal co-citation data were retrieved from Social SciSearch, and were subjected to cluster analysis, multidimensional scaling, and factor analysis. A cluster-enhanced two-dimensional map was created, showing a noticeable subject variation along the horizontal axis depicting four clusters of journals differentiated into mainstream urban studies, regional science and urban economics, transportation, and real estate finance. The cluster of the mainstream urban studies journals revealed a higher degree of interdisciplinarity than other clusters. The four-factor solution, though not a perfect match for the cluster solution, demonstrated the interrelationships among the overlapping journals loaded high on different factors. The results also showed a strong negative correlation between the coordinates of the horizontal axis and the mean journal correlation coefficients reflecting the subject variation, and a less revealing positive correlation between the coordinates of the vertical axis and the mean journal correlation coefficients. Copyright 2005 Akadmiai Kiad, Budapest. All rights reserved.

authors
publication outlet

SCIENTOMETRICS

author list (cited authors)
Liu, Z.
publication date
2005
keywords
  • 16 Peace, Justice And Strong Institutions
citation count

40

identifier
46555SE
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
start page
385
end page
402
volume
62
issue
3
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