Artículos de revistas
The domain of knowledge organization: A bibliometric analysis of prolific authors and their intellectual space
Knowledge Organization, v. 45, n. 1, p. 13-22, 2018.
Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
School of Information Studies
The domain of knowledge organization (KO) represents a foundational area of information science. One way to better understand the intellectual structure of the KO domain is to apply bibliometric methods to key contributors to the literature. This study analyzes the most prolific contributing authors to the journal Knowledge Organisation, the sources they cite and the citations they receive for the period 1993 to 2016. The analyses were conducted using visualization outcomes of citation, co-citation and author bibliographic cou- pling analysis to reveal theoretical points of reference among authors and the most prominent research themes that constitute this scientific community. Birger Hjorland was the most cited author, and was situated at or near the middle of each of the maps based on different citation relationships. The proximities between authors resulting from the different citation relationships demonstrate how authors situate themselves intellectually through the citations they give and how other authors situate them through the citations received. There is a consistent core of theoretical references as well among the most productive authors. We observed a close network of scholarly communication between the authors cited in this core, which indicates the actual role of the journal Knowledge Organisation as a space for knowledge construction in the area of knowledge organization.