Mapping as a new tool for bibliographic analysis of the scientific field

Serbina, Galina Nikolaevna
Vice-director of the Research Library, Tomsk State University, Tomsk, Russia

Baryshev, Aleksey Andreevich
PhD in Economics, Assistant  Professor, Faculty of Philosophy, Tomsk State University, senior researcher, Center for Applied Big Data Analysis, Tomsk, Russia

Kashpur, Valeriya Viktorovna
PhD in Philology, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Philology, Tomsk State University, Tomsk, Russia

The report discusses modern approaches to the analysis of various areas of social sciences as a perspective service for bibliometric search and analysis.
The scientific and applied significance of the service is indicated. Reviews of studies on certain scientific issues traditionally represent a special genre of scientific and literary papers and a type of bibliographic services. However, at present the situation is fundamentally different. The search and selection of scientific literature, even in one bibliographic database, is difficult to process manually due to the constantly growing number of publications.
Obviously, this quantitative growth hides new aspects of scientific phenomena and new directions and approaches to their study. In addition, along with the growth in the number of studies and publications in the scientific industry, discrepancies in the interpretation of concepts are growing, and new meanings of this term are emerging.
The report offers options for solving these problems on the example of cases of bibliometric analysis and mapping scientific industry using methods of social network analysis. The method of mapping meanings of social concepts in discursive fields is put forward as a tool for selecting and ensuring the homogeneity of meanings. From this point of view, it is possible to lay the foundation for the genre of systematic review in the humanities by refining the existing standards for writing reviews in this area. The cases of social network analysis of the industry presented in the report, mapping the dispersion of the meanings of social concepts can be developed to the level of a working tool for the purpose of compiling systematic reviews in the field of social sciences. The report outlines the prospects for the development of this area: the displacement of a person from the direct processes of creating reviews, the automation of this activity based on AI and ML technologies.

Keywords: systematic review, social mapping, bibliographic analysis, bibliometric network analysis, co-authorship network, co-citation network, word co-occurrence network, science of science