A variety of theoretical perspectives (each arising from a different field) exist upon which science mapping approaches and interpretations can be based. These include (see red circles from left to right):
- Policy studies
- Business management (strategy and innovation)
- Network science
- History and philosophy of science; Scientometrics (this is our home base!)
- Computational linguistics
These perspectives are different, but are also related. They are all found in one section of the map.