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International Journal of Costume and Fashion - Vol. 20, No. 2, pp.61-73
Abbreviation: IJCF
ISSN: 2233-9051 (Print) 2288-7490 (Online)
Print publication date 31 Dec 2020
Received 20 Nov 2020 Revised 21 Dec 2020 Accepted 24 Dec 2020
DOI: https://doi.org/10.7233/ijcf.2020.20.2.061

Changes in the Research Trends of JKSC through Time Series Network Analysis
Joon-Ho Seon ; Myung-Ja Park ; Kyu-Hye Lee
Doctoral Student, Human-Tech Convergence Program, Dept. of Clothing and Textiles, Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea
Professor, Human-Tech Convergence Program, Dept. of Clothing and Textiles, Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea
Professor, Human-Tech Convergence Program, Dept. of Clothing and Textiles, Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea

Correspondence to : mjapark@hanyang.ac.kr

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Citation Seon, J. H., Park, M.-J., & Lee, K.-H. (2020). Changes in the research trends of JKSC through time series network analysis. International Journal of Costume and Fashion, 20(2), 61-73.


Abstract

This paper aims to analyze research trends of the studies published in the Journal of the Korean Society of Costume (JKSC). Time series network analysis and word cloud analysis were employed to examine the articles published from 2008 to 2019. The findings revealed that fashion design and aesthetics research accounted the highest proportion of published articles as well as the highest citation impact, indicating that this field of study was the core research area and specificity of JKSC during the study period. The history of costume research showed a decreasing trend, while fashion marketing and psychology research showed an increase in the number of published articles. Word cloud analysis identified that keywords related to the history of costume research was another specificity of the journal. However, degree centrality value of the keywords related to the history of costume decreased in time series network analysis, indicating that the specificity faded. The importance of keywords related to fashion marketing and psychology has increased, revealing that the research interests shifted from fundamental studies to practical studies on the general apparel industry. The analysis is used as a basis to suggest future research directions to journals and researchers in clothing and textile studies.


Keywords: Journal of the Korean Society of Costume (JKSC), Research trends, Semantic network analysis, Time series network, Word cloud, Citing and cited

Acknowledgments

This research was supported by the BK21 FOUR (Fostering Outstanding Universities for Research) project of the National Research Foundation of Korea Grant.


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