In order to reveal the Yangtze research’s hotspot and development, we chose Web of Science as the data source, using the bibliometric method and Thomson Data Analyzer (TDA), and conducted a quantitative analysis on the number of published papers, countries, institutions, authors, journals, subjects and keywords. The result shows that (1) the Yangtze research could be divided into three stages, i.e., the initial development period, the exploration period and the rapid development period. (2) China published the most papers of Yangtze research, the main foreign countries and institutions come from the United States, Japan, and Australia. (3) Chinese Academy of Science is the major institution for Yangtze research. (4) Domestic and international concerns rest ongeology, environmental science, water resource and meteorology.
Author(s): PENG Nai-zhu, ZHONG Yong-heng
Organization(s): Chinese Academy of Science, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
Source: RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT IN THE YANGTZE BASIN 2015