Keyword Analysis of Research Trends in ‘Scientometrics’ Journal from 2014 to 2018
Keywords:Keyword Analysis, Keyword Network, Research Trends, Scientometrics
AbstractKeyword analysis technique has been employed to measure the frequency of author-supplied keywords that represent contents and concepts. To identify patterns, trends and intellectual structure of Scientometrics publications from 2014 to 2018, the study examined 7879 keywords from 1548 articles extracted from the SpringerLink database. Further, these keywords were standardised using vocabulary tools. The period considered for the study is divided into two sectors, i.e. 2014-2016 and 2017-2018 with the intention of rendering dynamic changes in research interest in recent period. The results show that Bibliometric analysis and subsequently Citation analysis have been the most popular research topics. Scientometrics, Network analysis, Patent analysis, and Altmetrics have emerged during the study period. The study shows that published content indicates some well-established research topics.
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