Title: Qualitative and quantitative analysis of waste management literature from 2000 to 2015

Authors: Saeid Jafarzadeh Ghoushchi; Shadi Dorosti; Shabnam Hamidi Moghaddam

Addresses: Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Urmia University of Technology (UUT), Urmia West Azarbaijan, Iran ' Department of Industrial Engineering, Bachelor of Science, Urmia University of Technology (UUT), Urmia West Azarbaijan, Iran ' Department of Industrial Engineering, Bachelor of Science, Urmia University of Technology (UUT), Urmia West Azarbaijan, Iran

Abstract: Waste management is one of the significant environmental issues. It is adverse for the human, environment, and health is avoidable. It is notable to say that nowadays investigation in all countries growing dramatically. In this study, the scientific production of waste management (from 2000 to 2015) is assessed in all the journals with all the subjects related to the Science Citation Index which are provided by ISI in Philadelphia, USA. The keyword was used in order to search the title is 'waste management'. As the output analysis showed, the revolution of this subject was increased over the last 15 years and the annual paper production in 2013 was about three times 2006-paper production. The number of papers considered in this research is 3,557 which have been published from 2000 to 2015. Considerably, there is a distinction among author keywords used in publications. The five high-publish countries in waste management studies are the USA, China, England, India and Italy. In order to evaluate this work, quantitative and qualitative analysis methods were used to consider the development of global scientific production in this specific research field. The analytical results eventually provide several key findings and consider the overview of waste management.

Keywords: waste management; environmental; health; literature review; bibliometric.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEWM.2020.110396

International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, 2020 Vol.26 No.4, pp.471 - 486

Received: 19 Feb 2019
Accepted: 04 Jun 2019

Published online: 30 Apr 2020 *

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