Title: A bibliometric analysis of energy poverty research: results from SCI-E/SSCI databases

Authors: Kang Li; Su-Yan Pan; Yi-Ming Wei

Addresses: School of Management and Economics, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China; Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China ' School of Management and Economics, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China; Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China ' School of Management and Economics, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China; Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China

Abstract: Based on the online version of SCI-E and SSCI databases, this paper employed bibliometrics method to analyse the scientific publications on energy poverty from 1981 to 2013. By analysing the basic characteristics of energy poverty publications, this paper found energy poverty is an interdisciplinary subject, and identified the most productive journals, authors and institutions, the most cited publications and the collaboration relationship among authors, institutions and countries. By frequency analysis of keywords, five hot research topics of energy poverty were summarised. They were fuel access, energy efficiency, physical health, electrification and income poverty. This paper compared the academic research level of the main countries by assessment model, and found that the academic research level on energy poverty of developed countries was much higher than that of developing countries, and England had the total predominance in this field.

Keywords: energy poverty; bibliometrics; assessment modelling; basic characteristics; hot topics; frequency analysis; scientific publications; fuel access; energy efficiency; physical health; electrification; income poverty.

DOI: 10.1504/IJGEI.2015.070263

International Journal of Global Energy Issues, 2015 Vol.38 No.4/5/6, pp.357 - 372

Available online: 20 Jun 2015 *

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