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Sustainability 2018, 10(9), 3135; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10093135

Evolution of the Scientific Literature on Input–Output Analysis: A Bibliometric Analysis of 1990–2017

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School of Energy and Environmental Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083, China
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Research Base of Beijing Modern Manufacturing Development, College of Economics and Management, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing 100124, China
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Environmental Systems Engineering Program, Faculty of Engineering, University of Regina, Regina, SK S4S 0A2, Canada
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Received: 2 August 2018 / Revised: 24 August 2018 / Accepted: 28 August 2018 / Published: 3 September 2018
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This study attempts to characterize the literature related to input–output analysis between 1990–2017 through bibliometric analysis technology based on the Science Citation Index and Social Sciences Citation Index databases. By means of bibliometric tools, this paper provides deep insights on the patterns of these articles, the most influential works and authors, and the emerging research topics. The results imply that China and the United States (USA) are the leading countries in terms of publication output. The Chinese Academy of Sciences is the most productive research institution, followed by Beijing Normal University and the University of Sydney. The Journal of Cleaner Production, Ecological Economics, and Energy Policy are the top mainstream journals in the input–output analysis-related field. Based on network analysis, this paper also discovers the hidden collaboration patterns and interrelations of countries, institutions, and authors. The bibliographic coupling and keywords concurrence networks are adopted to illustrate the input–output analysis evolution over time, and identify the current key research hotspots. The obtained results will help scientific researchers better understand the research status and frontier trends in this field, permit researchers to know the current research interests in the input–output analysis field, and provide useful information for further investigation and publication strategies. View Full-Text
Keywords: bibliometric analysis; input–output analysis; bibliographic coupling; co-occurrence network; network analysis bibliometric analysis; input–output analysis; bibliographic coupling; co-occurrence network; network analysis
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Xie, Y.; Ji, L.; Zhang, B.; Huang, G. Evolution of the Scientific Literature on Input–Output Analysis: A Bibliometric Analysis of 1990–2017. Sustainability 2018, 10, 3135.

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