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Sustainability 2018, 10(5), 1655; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10051655

Ten Years of Sustainability (2009 to 2018): A Bibliometric Overview

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Business School, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064, China
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Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, University of Granada, E-18071 Granada, Spain
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National Institute of Measurement and Testing Technology, Chengdu 610021, China
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Faculty of Computing and Information Technology, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabia
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Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, ON L1H 7K4, Canada
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Received: 3 April 2018 / Revised: 28 April 2018 / Accepted: 10 May 2018 / Published: 21 May 2018
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Sustainability (SUS) is a journal in the field of environmental, cultural, economic and social sustainability of human beings and civilization, which was founded in 2009. This paper provides a comprehensive bibliometric overview of the journal and 6459 publications from 2009 to 2018. In the paper, we first introduce the materials and methods used. Next, we provide the bibliometric results in four parts. In the first part, we present the publication structure and citation structure of SUS, including annual trends of publications and citations, sources that cite SUS publications, and the most highly cited papers in SUS. The primary influential countries and institutes as well as their co-authorship networks are illustrated in the second part. The co-citation networks of cited references, journals and authors are shown in the third part. Finally, the co-occurrence network of keywords and bursting citation keywords is detected. VOSviewer and CiteSpace software packages are used for graphical visualization. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainability; bibliometrics; citations; co-citation; VOSviewer; CiteSpace sustainability; bibliometrics; citations; co-citation; VOSviewer; CiteSpace
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Tang, M.; Liao, H.; Wan, Z.; Herrera-Viedma, E.; Rosen, M.A. Ten Years of Sustainability (2009 to 2018): A Bibliometric Overview. Sustainability 2018, 10, 1655.

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