An institution's ability to demonstrate the value of its mission, and its success in achieving that mission, has always been important. It becomes absolutely critical in challenging financial times such as the present. Proving your value is equally as important for scientific institutions and research organizations as it is to businesses. Rising costs of scientific research and shrinking research budgets means increased competition for a limited number of research grants. To compete effectively for funding, scientific institutions of all sizes need to be able to clearly and succinctly demonstrate the value of their research. Bibliometric mapping is one of the many applications of network science. To better understand bibliometric maps. It is useful to have a general understanding of network science. A visual representation, or map, of the entire network can be created once the network is constructed. In laying out the map, each node is positioned between other nodes to which it is connected by edges.
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