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Using Network Analyses to Identify Emerging Research Areas



Susan L. Makar, Amanda J. Malanowski, Amy L. Trost


The Information Services Office (ISO) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is working to identify emerging research areas where NIST can have the greatest impact on industry and society. ISO staff have analyzed bibliometric data using a series of network analysis programs in order to reveal potential topics of interest in microbial metrology, a strategic priority area for NIST’s Material Measurement Laboratory.


bibliometrics, data visualization, impact assessment, network analysis, publications


Makar, S. , Malanowski, A. and Trost, A. (2016), Using Network Analyses to Identify Emerging Research Areas, [online], (Accessed April 14, 2024)
Created October 31, 2016, Updated January 27, 2020