Provided by the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center at Indiana University.
Standards and Practices
Theoretically grounded, practically relevant research using testable hypotheses and producing well documented, repeatable results are desirable. Recent work by Kevin W. Boyack and Richard Klavans compares different similarity measures to ensure structural accuracy, studies the accuracy of science maps at the local and global level. Their forthcoming work compares the structure of 20 maps of science.

A standard for the color coding of scientific disciplines is emerging:
Science Discipline   Pajek Color Name Color   RGB
Biology   Olive Green     55, 153, 8
Biotechnology   Emerald     0, 255, 128
Brain Research   Dandelion     255, 181, 41
Chemical, Mechanical &
Civil Engineering
  SkyBlue     97, 255, 255
Chemistry   Blue     0, 0, 255
Earth Sciences   Mahogany     167, 25, 22
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science   Lavender     255, 133, 255
Health Professionals   Peach     255, 128, 77
Humanities   Canary     255, 255, 128
Infectious Diseases   Brick Red     184, 21, 11
Math & Physics   Mulberry     168, 25, 250
Medical Specialties   Red     255, 0, 0
Social Sciences   Yellow     255, 255, 0
Last Modified 22.5.12 | Graphic Design by Elisha Hardy