Title: Current trends in scientific research on global warming: a bibliometric analysis

Authors: José Luis Aleixandre-Tudó; Máxima Bolaños-Pizarro; José Luis Aleixandre; Rafael Aleixandre-Benavent

Addresses: Department of Viticulture and Oenology, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa ' Departamento de Historia de la Ciencia y Documentación, Universitat de València, València, Spain ' Instituto de Ingeniería de Alimentos para el Desarrollo (IIAD), Universitat Politècnica de València, València, Spain ' Ingenio, CSIC-UPV, València, Spain; UISYS, CSIC-Universitat de València, València, Spain

Abstract: The objective of this paper is to contribute to a better understanding of the scientific knowledge in global warming, as well as to investigate the evolution of the research knowledge through the published papers included in Web of Science database. A bibliometric and social network analyses was performed to obtain indicators of scientific productivity, impact and collaboration between researchers, institutions and countries. A subject analysis was also carried out taking into account the key words assigned to papers and subject areas of journals. A number of 1,672 articles were analysed since 2005 until 2014. The most productive journals were Journal of Climate (n = 95) and the most frequent keyword have been climate change (n = 722). The network of collaboration between countries shows the central position of the USA. Papers on the topic are published in a vast amount of journals from several subject categories.

Keywords: global warming; research trends; scientific collaboration; bibliometric analysis; social network analysis; SNA.

DOI: 10.1504/IJGW.2019.097858

International Journal of Global Warming, 2019 Vol.17 No.2, pp.142 - 169

Received: 09 Feb 2018
Accepted: 11 Jul 2018

Published online: 20 Feb 2019 *

Full-text access for editors Full-text access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article