Title: Internet of things and agriculture relationship: a bibliometric analysis

Authors: Surabhi Singh; Farha Haneef; Sumit Kumar; Viput Ongsakul

Addresses: Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Oriental Institute of Science & Technology, Bhopal – 462021, Madhya Pradesh, India ' Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Oriental Institute of Science & Technology, Bhopal – 462021, Madhya Pradesh, India ' BizMerlinHR, New Delhi – 110029, India ' NIDA Business School, National Institute of Development Administration, Bangkok, 10240, Thailand

Abstract: With the advent of internet of things (IoT) in agriculture, the number of articles showing a new direction in agriculture research is growing. This study aims to provide a comprehensive overview on the relationship between IoT and agriculture. The bibliometric analysis is performed to synthesise and document the literature. The keywords such as agriculture and IoT or internet of things were used to perform the search in Scopus database. This study analyses 489 articles published from 2012 to 2019. The review found that the literature in IoT and agriculture is tremendously growing. Using bibliometric analysis, the literature's impact is analysed using highest cited articles, most productive journals, most influential authors, most productive institutions, articles citing internet of things and agriculture literature, total citation and publication trends, keyword co-occurrences analysis and co-citation analysis. The identified key themes will act as a reference point and guide scholars for future study.

Keywords: IoT; internet of things; farm management; smart farming; cloud computing; agriculture; IoT in agriculture.

DOI: 10.1504/JGBA.2020.112821

Journal for Global Business Advancement, 2020 Vol.13 No.5, pp.643 - 664

Received: 13 Aug 2020
Accepted: 18 Aug 2020

Published online: 25 Jan 2021 *

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