标题：A historical review and bibliometric analysis of GPS research from 1991-2010作者：Wang, Haijun; Liu, Minyan; Hong, Song; Zhuang, Yanhua
来源出版物：SCIENTOMETRICS 卷：95 期：1 页：35-44 出版年：APR 2013
摘要：We performed a bibliometric analysis of published research on Global Positioning System (GPS) for the period of 1991-2010, based on the Science Citation Index and Social Sciences Citation Index databases. Our search identified a total of 15,759 GPS-related publications in the period. We analyzed the patterns of publication outputs, subject categories and major journals, international productivity and collaboration, geographic distribution of authors, and author keywords. The annual number of publications in GPS research increased from 98 in 1991 to 1934 in 2010. "Geochemistry & Geophysics", "Geosciences, Multidisciplinary", and "Engineering, Electrical & Electronic" were the top 3 most popular subject categories. As the flagship journal in the field, Geophysical Research Letters had the highest publication count. The USA, theUKandGermanywere the top 3 most productive countries. The most productive institution was the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), followed by theChineseAcademyof Sciences and theUniversityofColorado. TheUSAwas the most frequent partner in international collaborations. Caltech took the central position in the collaboration network. The major spatial clusters of authors were in theUSA, the Europe Union, and East Asia (includingChina,JapanandSouth Korea). "Ionosphere", "Remote Sensing" and "Monitoring" are growing research subjects in the field of GPS, while "Deformation", "Geoid" and "Tectonics" are becoming gradually less significant. Our study revealed underlying patterns in scientific outputs and academic collaborations and may serve as an alternative and innovative way of revealing global research trends in GPS.
作者关键词：Bibliometrics, GPS, Research trends, Scientific outputs
扩展关键词：CITATION ANALYSIS; JOURNALS; WEB
通讯作者地址：Hong, Song,Wuhan Univ, Sch Resource & Environm Sci, Wuhan 430072, Peoples R China.
[Wang, Haijun; Liu, Minyan; Hong, Song; Zhuang, Yanhua]WuhanUniv, Sch Resource & Environm Sci,Wuhan430072, Peoples RChina.
[Liu, Minyan] Shanghai Geol Survey Technol Inst,Shanghai, Peoples RChina.
研究方向：Computer Science; Information Science & Library Science
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