Thursday, 23 February 2017

Recent progress on emergy research: A bibliometric analysis


Volume 73, 1 June 2017, Pages 1051-1060

Recent progress on emergy research: A bibliometric analysis  (Review)

School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China

Key Lab on Pollution Ecology and Environmental Engineering,
Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang,

Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences, University of Florida, Box 116350, Gainesville, FL, United States


studies have been widely conducted worldwide in order to evaluate the
total environmental support and sustainability of one system from both
natural and economic sides. Aiming to depict the characteristics of
emergy-related literatures, recognize global research foci, and forecast
future research directions, a complete review on the related research
progresses by using a bibliometric analysis approach was performed in
this study. H-index is applied to evaluate the influence of most
productive journals, countries/territories, and institutions in
emergy-related fields. Social network analysis is also performed to
evaluate the interaction among different countries/territories and
institutions. A holistic picture of the primary performance of
emergy-related literatures published from 1999 to 2014 is presented.
Co-word analysis reveals that emergy-based sustainability research and
the integration of emergy synthesis with other methods (especially life
cycle assessment) will be future research directions in emergy-related
fields. Results obtained from this study can provide valuable
information for researchers to better identify future hotspots in
emergy-related fields. © 2017 Elsevier Ltd

Author keywords

Bibliometric analysis; Co-word analysis; Emergy; H-index; Social network analysis; Web of Science

ISSN: 13640321

Source Type: Journal
Original language: English

DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2017.02.041
Document Type: Review
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

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