Global Warming: A Bibliometric StudyAuthor : Iyyakadan Manigandan and S. Jayaraman
Volume 2 No.2 July-December 2012 pp 16-21
The main object of this study is to investigate the research trend in global warming for the past 18 years. Data are based on an online database which offers journal articles and books. Articles referring to global warming were assessed by many aspects during the period 1992-2010. The analysis cover mainly the number, journal and subject-wise distribution, periodic growth of the literature, authorship pattern, length of the articles and year-wise distribution of journals etc. Journal form of documents is the main source of information with 44,795 articles referring to global warming was published up to the year 2010. The maximum number of articles (6206) appeared in the year 2010. Among the journal-wise publication “Energy policy” (impact factor 2.614) is in the top of the list with 1485 articles out of which 837 articles were selected and analysed. Majority of articles 285 (34.05%) have he length between 6 to 9 pages and maximum number of articles 277 (33.09%) were contributed by two authors.
Bibliometrics, Energy Policy, Global Warming, Science Direct