A Hierarchical Classification System of Research Fields to Understand Research Interconnectedness

Abstract illustration of the interconnectedness of institutions, researchers, labs and publications

Today‚Äôs challenges in scientometrics include overemphasis on existing metrics and the need for improved interdisciplinary indices [1,2,3,5,8]. An interdisciplinary project team based at ETH Zurich, co-lead by Prof. Peter Egger (economist) and Prof. Ce Zhang (computer scientist), addressed this issue by developing a hierarchical classification system that categorizes publications into disciplines, fields, and subfields based … Read more