The February 2018 issue of the Journal of Data and Information Science (JDIS) will feature new research titled "Measuring and Visualizing Research Collaboration and Productivity." This study demonstrates a viable approach for research assessment of a center or program for which random assignment of control groups is not possible. It illustrates use of bibliometric indicators to inform R&D program management on degree of interdisciplinarity and research productivity. New visualizations of researcher collaboration provide compelling comparisons of the extent and nature of social networking among target cohorts.
Luciano Kay, Alan Porter, Jan Youtie, Nils Newman, and Ismael Rafols' paper titled "Visual analysis of patent data through global maps and overlays" appears in the recently released book Current Challenges in Patent Information Retrieval Springer (2017).