2012 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine Workshops (2012)
Philadelphia, USA USA
Oct. 4, 2012 to Oct. 7, 2012
Min Song , Department of Library and Information Science, Yonsei University
Christopher C. Yang , College of Information, Science and Technology, Drexel University
Xuning Tang , College of Information, Science and Technology, Drexel University
Wook-Shin Han , CE Department, Kyungpook National, University
Bioinformatics is a fast-growing interdisciplinary research field that applies advanced computational techniques to biological data. Bibliometrics analysis has recently been adopted to understand the knowledge structure of a research field by citation pattern. In this paper, we explore the knowledge structure of Bioinformatics from the perspective of a core open access Bioinformatics journal, BMC Bioinformatics with trend analysis, the content and co-authorship network similarity, and principal component analysis. The experimental results show that Bioinformatics is fast-growing, dynamic and diversified. The content analysis shows that there is an increasing overlap among Bioinformatics journals in terms of topics and more research groups participate in researching Bioinformatics according to the co-authorship network similarity.
M. Song, C. C. Yang, X. Tang and W. Han, "Mapping the field of Bioinformatics with a content and co-authorship analysis," 2012 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine Workshops(BIBMW), Philadelphia, USA USA, 2012, pp. 774-781.