Next Article in Journal
Management of Wild Edible Fungi in the Meseta Purépecha Region, Michoacán, México
Previous Article in Journal
An Evolutionary Game Study of Clean Heating Promotion Mechanisms under the Policy Regulation in China
Article Menu

Export Article

Version is current.

Open AccessArticle

Examining the Scholarly Literature: A Bibliometric Study of Journal Articles Related to Sustainability and the Arts

1
Environmental Science, Dalhousie University, 1355 Oxford Street, Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada
2
School of Information Management, Dalhousie University, 1355 Oxford Street, Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Sustainability 2019, 11(14), 3780; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11143780
Received: 15 May 2019 / Revised: 7 July 2019 / Accepted: 9 July 2019 / Published: 10 July 2019
  |  
PDF [378 KB, uploaded 11 July 2019]
  |  

Abstract

The Arts shows great promise in working toward a sustainable future as they can have a significant influence on the development of cultural norms. Using bibliometrics, this study uncovers the current body of scholarly literature related to the intersection of sustainability and the Arts. The results show that while there are very few articles (n = 77) published in scholarly journals related to this area, the number of manuscripts and the number of journals publishing manuscripts related to this subject area is increasing. Further, while there is no one individual who stands out to date as a leader in this field, the results show that Australia and Canada have produced the most published articles. Finally, this study demonstrates that scholarly articles related to the Arts and sustainability are mostly being published in well-established interdisciplinary sustainability-related journals and journals associated with the field of education for sustainable development. The results of this study give a more definitive answer to the question: what scholarly literature resources currently exist on the intersection of the Arts and sustainability and offers the scholarly community a better idea of what and how those involved in this area are publishing and mobilizing knowledge regarding their work. View Full-Text
Keywords: The Arts; sustainable development; sustainability; bibliometrics The Arts; sustainable development; sustainability; bibliometrics
Figures

Figure 1

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).
SciFeed

Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Wright, T.; Liang, Y. Examining the Scholarly Literature: A Bibliometric Study of Journal Articles Related to Sustainability and the Arts. Sustainability 2019, 11, 3780.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Sustainability EISSN 2071-1050 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top