PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2011, Vol. 30 ›› Issue (3): 369-378.doi: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2011.03.016

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Bibliometric Analysis of International Research on Tibetan Plateau and Its Surrounding Areas During 2003-2008

ZHANG Yan1, WANG Ting1, SUN Chengquan2, MAXiaomin3   

  1. 1. Library of Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, CAS, Beijing 100085, China;
    2. The Lanzhou Branch of the National Science Library, CAS, Lanzhou 730000, China;
    3. National Science Library, CAS, Beijing 100190, China
  • Received:2010-10-01 Revised:2011-01-01 Online:2011-03-25 Published:2011-03-25

Abstract: The Tibetan Plateau and its surroundings have a special natural environment on the Earth. Its surface changes, special ecological environment and impact on the climate make this region become an international research focus and a key area for geography, resources and environmental science, ecology and other disciplines. This paper, taking the internationally renowned database of ISIWeb of Science as the data source, collects the international research literatures related to the Tibetan Plateau and its surroundings and their reference citation. Through bibliometric methods, this paper analyzes the present and the development of the research on the Tibetan Plateau and its surroundings from multiple angles, including countries, time distribution, research institutions, authors, journals, cooperative countries, and cooperative institutions. The paper gives a summary of the research characteristics on the Tibetan Plateau and its surroundings in recent years.

Key words: literature bibliometric analysis, literature search, Tibetan Plateau