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Worldwide Research Trends on Wheat and Barley: A Bibliometric Comparative Analysis

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Department of Biotechnology-Plant Biology, School of Agricultural, Food and Biosystems Engineering, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain
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Department of Engineering, University of Almeria, Crta, Sacramento s/n, 04120 Almeria, Spain
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Agronomy 2019, 9(7), 352; https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy9070352
Received: 10 May 2019 / Revised: 24 June 2019 / Accepted: 29 June 2019 / Published: 3 July 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Wheat Breeding: Procedures and Strategies)
Grain cereals such as wheat, barley, rice, and maize are the nutritional basis of humans and animals worldwide. Thus, these crop plants are essential in terms of global food security. We conducted a bibliometric assessment of scientific documents and patents related to wheat and barley through the Scopus database. The number of documents published per year, their affiliation and corresponding scientific areas, the publishing journals, document types and languages were metricized. The main keywords included in research publications concerning these crops were also analysed globally and clustered in thematic groups. In the case of keywords related to agronomy or genetics and molecular biology, we considered documents dated up to 1999, and from 2000 to 2018, separately. Comparison of the results obtained for wheat and barley revealed some remarkable different trends, for which the underlying reasons are further discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: crop; cereals; agronomy; genetics; bibliometry crop; cereals; agronomy; genetics; bibliometry
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Giraldo, P.; Benavente, E.; Manzano-Agugliaro, F.; Gimenez, E. Worldwide Research Trends on Wheat and Barley: A Bibliometric Comparative Analysis. Agronomy 2019, 9, 352.

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