Bibliometric Analysis on Research Trends of International Journal of Computers Communications & Control

Xinxin Wang, Zeshui Xu, Ioan Dzitac


International Journal of Computers Communications & Control (IJCCC) is an international journal in the fields of automation control systems and computer science. According to Web of Science (WoS), the first document of IJCCC was published in 2006. In this paper, we study the research trends of publications in IJCCC by performing bibliometric analysis from 2006 to 2019. 982 publications are selected from WoS after data preprocessing by VOS viewer and CiteSpace. Firstly, fundamental information of publications is explored including the type, the annual trend and the most cited publications in IJCCC. Secondly, characteristics of countries/ regions, institutions and authors are presented in terms of evaluation indicators. Next, landscape analysis is conducted to show the development of IJCCC at level of countries/regions, institutions, authors and references, such as co-authorship analysis, bibliographic coupling analysis, co-citation and burst detection analysis, cooccurrence and timeline view analysis. Based on which, discussions about current challenges and possible research trends of IJCCC are provided. Finally, some main findings are summarized. This paper offers a valuable reference for scholars to understand the research trends of IJCCC and grasp hot topics related to relative fields.


International Journal of Computers Communications & Control; bibliometric analysis; Web of Science; landscape analysis; research trends

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