Morph2016 at UCL

Later this week I will be presenting the interactive citation network for geometric morphometrics in archaeology (inclusive of zooarch) at Morph2016.

In the meantime, I am asking all of my colleagues–and the readers of this blog–to interact with the current iteration of the raw (unanalyzed) network, and alert me to any missing publications. There is a link in the text on the left panel, right above More about this visualisation, that you can click to submit additional refs.

It is worth noting here that only those publications indexed in Scopus are being used for this analysis. We are, however, keeping a list of publications that do not appear in the network that will soon be hyperlinked.

In the meantime, you can access the draft of the interactive network by clicking here. Depending on your connection speed, it may take a moment or two to load. Once open, you can zoom in/out, search for authors or simply click on a node to bring up the associated attributes. To return to the full network, close the attribute screen (top right). As you hover over any of the nodes, the author names will pop up and those nodes not connected with that publication will dim. This allows you to see how specific publications are connected with the larger network. Additionally, you can view all of the incoming/outgoing citations at the bottom of the attribute screen that appears after you click on a publication.


Click here to view the interactive network.

For the best results, open the network visualization on your laptop or desktop. Thanks in advance for your feedback, and I hope that you enjoy exploring the network!


Written by zselden

Selden (PhD, Texas A&M University, 2013) is a US Marine Corps veteran, cyclist, kayaker, backpacker, hiker, climber, fisherman and general all-around outdoor enthusiast. His research is focused at the confluence of archaeological methods and digital technology, and he is particularly interested in the application of 3D technologies to archaeological problems, geometric morphometrics, network analyses, predictive modeling, archaeological theory, and archaeological science.