Network Analysis of Publications on Topological Indices
Presented by Jernej BODLAJ
Type: Oral presentation
In chemical graph theory a topological index is a molecular descriptor that is calculated on the basis of molecular graph of a chemical compound. They are used for example in QSAR approach in which the biological activity of molecules is correlated with their chemical structure. The bibliographic data on topological indices were obtained from Web of Science, an online citation database for scientific works. We transformed them into corresponding networks: the citation network and two-mode networks of works x authors, works x journals and works x keywords and the partition of works by the publication year. We present the results of analysis of these networks. We identified the most important authors, works, subtopics and keywords and also important relations between them. We also determined the main citation and critical path, main subthemes on citation path based on keywords, the most prominent islands of citing authors, important journals and citing of works between them, journals preferred by authors and hierarchy of similar collaborating authors with respect to keywords they use.