publication . Article . 2015

Matching Medline/PubMed data with Web of Science: a routine in R language

Rotolo, D.; Leydesdorff, L.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
We present a novel routine, namely medlineR, based on the R language, that allows the user to match data from Medline/PubMed with records indexed in the ISI Web of Science (WoS) database. The matching allows exploiting the rich and controlled vocabulary of medical subject headings (MeSH) of Medline/PubMed with additional fields of WoS. The integration provides data (e.g., citation data, list of cited reference, list of the addresses of authors' host organizations, WoS subject categories) to perform a variety of scientometric analyses. This brief communication describes medlineR, the method on which it relies, and the steps the user should follow to perform the m...
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