Application of Bibliometric Analysis to Environmental Science and Management
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Application of Bibliometric Analysis to Environmental Science and Management

Rui Zhao (Southwest Jiaotong University, China) and Sebastiano Patti (University of Catania, Italy)
Pages: 300
ISBN13: 9781799870739|ISBN10: 1799870731|EISBN13: 9781799870753|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-7073-9


Bibliometric analysis has risen during the last ten years. It is a statistical evaluation of published works that is able to investigate the progress of a specific research topic, thus conducting future research frontiers. Bibliometric analysis enhances scientific literature, including a number of indicators, such as subject categories, research institutions, international collaboration, highly cited papers, etc.

Environmental science and management is an interdisciplinary area that studies the physical, biological and social components of environment, to provide technological, economic and managerial decision making on the involved issues. Bibliometric studies can help understand the environmental systems by taking into account the flow of knowledge and the relationships between countries and institutions. Furthermore, the novelty of this approach regards its dynamics, since it permits to share flows and patterns between various actors. In environmental science and management, bibliometrics analysis allows the description, evaluation, and follow-up policies and plans for decision making processes, as well as for improving scientific research. This book on bibliometric analysis applications for environment science and management helps to better understand the environmental system. Researchers, as well as managers, can achieve a dynamic view of the research and its scores, allowing strengths and weaknesses to be defined.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Sebastiano Patti has a PhD in Public Economics. He studied Economics at the School of Economic Science - University of Manchester (UK), where he got his MSc in Economics. He is teaching Finance at the University of Catania (I). He thought Cultural Tourism and Environmental Economics within University's courses and Academic Masters’ Degrees. His research interests have led him to deepen tourism economic policies, with respect to the new tourism market trends, local development and the transition from tourism district policies to local production systems, the application of efficiency analysis tools in local public utilities and in industrial organization. He worked in the European research teams like researcher as well as research's manager within Tourism European Research Framework. Sebastiano is author of several scientific publications on tourism and environment. He is an Alumni of the Manchester University (UK).