Detection and analysis of "bibliographic clusters" in Iberoamerican publications on science, technology and society (1970-2013) Articles
- Investigacion Bibliotecologica Journal
- January 2018
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- Science, Technology and Society (STS) field shows a clear consolidation, manifested in the existence of journals, conferences, a common language and the possibility of identifying a set of actors belonging to him. However, the demarcation of the field is not easy. Therefore, the aim of this study is to present a new methodology to identify and analyze the STS publications in the world and particularly in Latin America. Using the Web of Science database, 47,349 documents (4.6% from Latin America) where recovered and the main bibliometric indicators of activity and specialization were obtained. To study the thematic and the intertextual relationships of publications, bibliographic coupling techniques to identify "Bibliographical clusters"- were used. Through this approach we try to know the thematic structure of STS research and analyze their dynamics over time.
- bibliometric indicators; science; technology and society; iberoamerica; bibliographic clusters; bibliographic coupling; scientifics publications