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A bibliometric analysis of solid waste research during the period 1993-2008.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20620038     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study is a bibliometric analysis of solid waste research to evaluate the current trends, using the literature in the Science Citation Index (SCI) database from 1993 to 2008. Analyzed aspects included document type, language, and publication output as well as distribution of journals, subject category, countries, institutes, title-words, author keywords, and 'Keywords Plus'. An evaluating indicator, h-index, was applied to characterize the solid waste publications. The trend of publication outputs during 1993-2008 coincided with a power and an exponential model. Based on the exponential model during 2001-2008, the number of articles on solid waste in 2013 is predicted to be twice that in 2008. The most common subject category is environmental science and the most productive journal is Waste Management. The USA with most publications and China with the highest growth rate were compared. Finally, author keywords, words in title, and 'Keywords Plus' were analyzed to provide research emphasis. The results showed that mainstream research was centered on the following methods: recycling, landfilling, composting and waste-to-energy. Heavy metals, fly ash and sewage sludge were considered recent research hotspots.
Hui-zhen Fu; Yuh-shan Ho; Yu-mei Sui; Zhen-shan Li
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Waste management (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1879-2456     ISO Abbreviation:  Waste Manag     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-11     Completed Date:  2010-12-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9884362     Medline TA:  Waste Manag     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2410-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Environmental Engineering, Peking University, The Key Laboratory of Water and Sediment Sciences, Ministry of Education, Beijing 100871, People's Republic of China.
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Journal Impact Factor
Publications / statistics & numerical data
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