grouped and considered as single keywords.
Another innovative method was “word cluster analysis”, combining and analyzing “words in title”, “author keywords”, and “KeyWords Plus”. This was used to discover the researchtrend, or “research hotspots
Authors:Gangfeng Zhang, Shaodong Xie, and Yuh-Shan Ho
This study explores a bibliometric approach to quantitatively assessing current research trends on volatile organic compounds,
by using the related literature in the Science Citation Index (SCI) database from 1992 to 2007. The articles acquired from
such literature were concentrated on the general analysis by scientific output, the research performances by countries, institutes,
and collaborations, and the research trends by the frequency of author keywords, words in title, words in abstract, and keywords
plus. Over the past years, there had been a notable growth trend in publication outputs, along with more participation and
collaboration of countries and institutes. Research collaborative papers had shifted from the national inter-institutional
to the international collaboration. Benzene, toluene, and formaldehyde were the three kinds of VOCs concerned mostly. Detection
and removing, especially by adsorption and oxidation, of VOCs were to be the orientation of all VOCs research in the next
Using a bibliometric approach, this paper analyzes data mining and CRM researchtrends from 1989 to 2009 by locating headings “data mining” and “customer relationship management” or “CRM” in topics in the SSCI database. The bibliometric analytical
This study was to explore a bibliometric approach to quantitatively assessing current research trends on atmospheric aerosol,
using the related literature in the Science Citation Index (SCI) database from 1991 to 2006. Articles were concentrated on
the analysis by scientific output, research performances by individuals, institutes and countries, and trends by the frequency
of keywords used. Over the years, there had been a notably growth trend in research outputs, along with more participation
and collaboration of institutes and countries. Research collaborative papers shifted from national inter-institutional to
international collaboration. The decreasing share of world total and independent articles by the seven major industrialized
countries (G7) was examined. Aerosol research in environmental and chemical related fields other than in medical fields was
the mainstream of current years. Finally, author keywords, words in title and keywords plus were analyzed contrastively, with
research trends and recent hotspots provided.
This study aims to provide archiving research trends from the perspective of the field of library and information science
using profiling analysis method. The LISA database has been selected as the representative database in the library and information
science field, and articles have been searched via the keyword ‘archiv*’. The analysis methods used in this study were the
journal profiling method and the descriptor profiling method. The descriptor profiling method presents descriptors as a bag
of words. That is, it represents descriptors according to the word sets which are included in the documents in which those
descriptors are assigned. As a result of journal analysis, six representative journals which are closely related to archiv*
have been identified. The six journals were Archivaria, Advanced Technology Libraries, Journal of the Society of Archivists, American Archivist, Archifacts, and Records Management Bulletin. The results of descriptor analysis show that the most comprehensive and core subject was digital libraries, and the most comprehensive and core object was the electronic media. Another result of detailed analysis shows that the outstanding objects were publications, special collections/sound, cultural heritage, television, image/photographs, internet/bibliographic data,
and DB/newspapers. On the other hand, outstanding subjects were Archives, National Libraries, Universities, Libraries and companies.
A comprehensive database, the Cumulative Index of Geophysics for the period 1936–1985 was analysed to study collaborative and authorship trends in exploration geophysics. A total of 3,417 publications inGeophysics and 1,318 publications inGeophysical Prospecting comprise the database. About 56.2% of all the publications were found to be single-authored items. The number of single-authored items has been gradually declining from 1936 to 1985. Authorship per item for the period was found to be 1.6 which has increased from 1.17 per item during 1936–1950 to 1.9 per item during 1981–1985. The results of this study reveal that like in any other discipline in sciences, collaboration in exploration geophysics research has also been increasing during the period 1936–1985.
Authors:Peng Hui Lv, Gui-Fang Wang, Yong Wan, Jia Liu, Qing Liu, and Fei-cheng Ma
for scientific research. The derived statistics that measuring the contribution of scientific publications within a given topic (Su and Lee 2010 ) could represent current researchtrends and be used to identify focuses of future. Through bibliometric
The use of the cluster analysis in scientometrics is dealt with. The ways of developing citation networks and mapping research field with the help of this method are also presented. The methodology of computer-aided cluster analysis of citation is described, which allows to map the structure of a research field and to identify main tendencies of its development.
The decade beginning 1925 is important in the history of medical science in modern India. This is evident from the bibliometric study of the publications in theIndian Medical Gazette, from 1900 to 1945. The paper studies the evolution of collaboration in the field of medical sciences during this period. In order to do so the study determines the: (i) pattern of collaboration in basic and applied research in medical science; (ii) trends in the multiplicity of authors; and (iii) the type of collaboration for the period 1900–1945. The collaborative and authorship trends discussed in the paper suggests that medical science was still in the developing stage in India in the period 1900–1945, and there was a possibility of its expansion in the near future.
Authors:Ling-Li Li, Guohua Ding, Nan Feng, Ming-Huang Wang, and Yuh-Shan Ho
In this study, we aim to evaluate the global scientific production of stem cell research for the past 16 years and provide
insights into the characteristics of the stem cell research activities and identify patterns, tendencies, or regularities
that may exist in the papers. Data are based on the online version of SCI, Web of Science from 1991 to 2006. Articles referring
to stem cell were assessed by many aspects including exponential fitting the trend of publication outputs during 1991–2006,
distribution of source title, author keyword, and keyword plus analysis. Based on the exponential fitting the yearly publicans
of the last decade, it can also be calculated that, in 2,011, the number of scientific papers on the topic of stem-cell will
be twice of the number of publications in 2006. Synthetically analyzing three kinds of keywords, it can be concluded that
application of stem cell transplantation technology to human disease therapy, especially research related on “embryonic stem
cell” and “mesenchymal stem cell” is the orientation of all the stem cell research in the 21st century. This new bibliometric method can help relevant researchers realize the panorama of global stem cell research, and
establish the further research direction.