Title: Mapping the structure and evolution of heavy vehicle research: a scientometric analysis and visualisation

Authors: V. Venkatraman; N. Arunkumar; Angela Chantre-Astaiza; Ana Isabel Muñoz-Mazón; Laura Fuentes-Moraleda; Mohammed Shahriar Khan

Addresses: Department of Mathematics, SASTRA University, Tamil Nadu, 613401, India ' Department of Electronics and Instrumentation, SASTRA University, Tamil Nadu, 613401, India ' Tourism Department, University of Cauca, Popayan, 190001, Colombia ' Business Economy Department, Rey Juan Carlos University, Madrid, 28032, Spain ' Business Economy Department, Rey Juan Carlos University, Madrid, 28032, Spain ' Director of Nexkode Limited, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Abstract: In recent decades the research of heavy vehicles has taken great importance for the development of multiple industries at a commercial level. From the scientific point of view, this led to the need for various studies on this field. This paper analyses the field of heavy vehicles from 1912 to the first quarter of 2017 identifying the patterns from the publications, including the most important authors and institutions; high-frequency categories and keywords; journal and author contributions; most important research topics and evolution of the field based on cluster analysis. A scientometric approach based on bibliometric analysis is employed. Records from WOS and Scopus have been gathered using two bibliometric tools CiteSpace and SciMAT.

Keywords: heavy vehicles; WOS; web of science; Scopus; co-citation; CiteSpace; SciMAT; visualisation research; research trends; bibliometric; review.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHVS.2018.094829

International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems, 2018 Vol.25 No.3/4, pp.344 - 368

Received: 06 Jun 2017
Accepted: 05 Jul 2017

Published online: 24 Sep 2018 *

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