Scientific trends assessment via mapping of scientometric and bibliometric data
The paper focuses on the method of scientific trends forecasting, based on the implementation of special visual representations of scientometric and bibliometric data – maps of science and patent landscapes. Main applications, general mapping process steps and principles of analysis for the regarded visualizations are described. The paper also presents factors that should be considered when defining promising research areas via investigation of maps of science and patent landscapes.
interdisciplinary research, maps of science, patent landscapes, scientific and technological forecast
Mathematical modelling in actual problems of science and technics