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Reviewing the transport domain: an evolutionary bibliometrics and network analysis

Ali Najmi (), Taha H. Rashidi (), Alireza Abbasi and S. Travis Waller ()
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Ali Najmi: The University of New South Wales
Taha H. Rashidi: The University of New South Wales
S. Travis Waller: The University of New South Wales

Scientometrics, 2017, vol. 110, issue 2, No 14, 843-865

Abstract: Abstract Tracing the trajectory of scientific fields has been recognized by informaticians, nonetheless, little effort has been dedicated to understanding the evolution of the fast-moving research field of transport, quantitatively and qualitatively. This paper identifies intellectual turning points and emerging trends in the area of transport. Using bibliometric methods, co-keyword networks, journal co-citation networks, highly cited categories, and country and institute networks are detected, visualized and discussed. To conduct this analysis, all publications (35,712) in 23 top journals in the field of transport are extracted from the Institute for Scientific Information (Web of Science). The output of this article could be a valuable source for academics and practitioners working in the field of transport planning and those who work in the areas having a strong relationship with transport issues including mathematicians, economics, operation research, management and geography.

Keywords: Transport; Bibliometric; Scientific visualization (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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DOI: 10.1007/s11192-016-2171-3

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