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Sustainability 2017, 9(6), 980;

Visualization of Chinese CBM Research: A Scientometrics Review

College of Resources and Safety Engineering, China University Mining & Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083, China
State Key Laboratory of Coal Mine Disaster Dynamics and Control, College of Resource and Environmental Sciences, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400030, China
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Academic Editor: Tomonobu Senjyu
Received: 6 April 2017 / Revised: 18 May 2017 / Accepted: 5 June 2017 / Published: 8 June 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Energy Sustainability)
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The field of coalbed methane (CBM) is well recognized as being able to provide clean fuels and reduce carbon dioxide emissions, thereby helping to reduce global warming. It is an effective solution to the problem of global climate change. Given the importance of CBM research on sustainable development, we have developed a comprehensive and powerful visualization of Chinese CBM research to help other peers obtain a quick and efficient understanding of the current situation and development of CBM research in China. This method, by using CiteSpace, also represents a paradigm shift in our way of dealing with the large volume of scientific publications and could change the way literature searches and reviews are conducted, as well as how the impact of specific work is assessed. View Full-Text
Keywords: visualization; coalbed methane; CBM research; China; CiteSpace visualization; coalbed methane; CBM research; China; CiteSpace

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