Citation Environment of Angewandte Chemie


  • Lutz Bornmann
  • Loet Leydesdorff
  • Werner Marx



Angewandte chemie, Citation environment, Citation network, Journal citation reports, Local impact


Recently, aggregated journal-journal citation networks were made accessible from the perspective of each journal included in the Science Citation Index (see http://www. leydesdorff. net/jcr05). The local matrices can be used to inspect the relevant citation environment of a journal using statistical analysis and visualization techniques from social network analysis. The inspection gives an answer to the question what the local impact of this and other journals in the environment is. In this study the citation environment of Angewandte Chemie was analyzed. Angewandte Chemie is one of the leading chemistry journals in the world. Its environment was compared with that of the Journal of the American Chemical Society. The results of the environment analyses give a detailed insight into the field-embeddedness of Angewandte Chemie. The impacts of the German and international editions of this journal are compared.




How to Cite

L. Bornmann, L. Leydesdorff, W. Marx, Chimia 2007, 61, 104, DOI: 10.2533/chimia.2007.104.