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A Bibliometric Analysis of Crowdsourcing in the Field of Public Health

School of Management and Economics, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16(20), 3825; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16203825
Received: 26 August 2019 / Revised: 8 October 2019 / Accepted: 9 October 2019 / Published: 10 October 2019
With the characteristics of low cost and open call, crowdsourcing has been widely adopted in many fields, particularly to support the use of surveys, data processing, and the monitoring of public health. The objective of the current study is to analyze the applications, hotspots, and emerging trends of crowdsourcing in the field of public health. Using CiteSpace for the visualization of scientific maps, this study explores the analysis of time-scope, countries and institutions, authors, published journals, keywords, co-references, and citation clusters. The results show that the United States is the country with the most publications regarding crowdsourcing applications for public health. Howe and Brabham are the two leading authors in this field. Further, most of the articles published in this field are found in medical and comprehensive journals. Crowdsourcing in public health is increasing and diversifying. The results of this study will enable and support the analysis of the specific role of crowdsourcing in the public health ecosystem.
Keywords: crowdsourcing; public health; CiteSpace; bibliometrics crowdsourcing; public health; CiteSpace; bibliometrics
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Wang, L.; Xia, E.; Li, H.; Wang, W. A Bibliometric Analysis of Crowdsourcing in the Field of Public Health. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 3825.

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