Once again, the concern with was the flow of ideas information science.
After developing two epidemiological models, the authors conclude that, ', simply counting the occurrence of the term in different disciplines, without considering the time it appears to have been introduced into these disciplines.
He finds that, although the largest proportion of uses of the term is in the Web of Science subject category, Literature, it is also found in more than 100 other disciplines.
The Web of Science assigns more than one research area to a paper and, consequently, this analysis is not generally used.
Instead, the sources are assigned to disciplines or groups of disciplines, in the Results section that follows.