A Bibliometric Analysis on Acidophilic Microorganism in Recent 30 Years
- Corresponding Author:
- Hao Chun bo
Key Laboratory of Groundwater Circulation and
Evolution of Ministry of Education China University of Geosciences, Beijing 100083, China
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: April 22, 2014; Accepted Date: May 22, 2014; Published Date: May 29, 2014
Citation: LI Si yuan, Hao Chun bo, Feng Chuan ping, Wang Li hua, LIU Ying (2014) A Bibliometric Analysis on Acidophilic Microorganism in Recent 30 Years . Int J Waste Resources 4:147. doi: 10.4172/2252-5211.1000147
Copyright: © 2014 Hao C, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Objective: To evaluate the global scientific research and the tendencies on acidophilic organism during the past 30 years. Studies in the acidophilic microorganism had significantly increased.
Methods: Articles related with the acidophilic organism were assessed by distribution of countries, institutes, journals using the method of bibliometric analysis.
Results: The results showed seven industrialized countries and four major developing countries were all listed in the top 20 most productive countries, which suggested economic conditions had an important effect on academic development. In addition, researchers in different institutions were more tending to cooperate. However, cooperation always occurred in the interior of the country. Through a synthetic analysis of the paper titles, author keywords and Keywords Plus, it revealed that “resistance to metal” attracted more attentions. Besides, this characteristic was also widely applied in bioleaching. At the level of research environment, “water” was the dominant position, such as acid mine drainage.
Conclusions: Study in the acidophilic microorganism had significantly increased. Cooperation had become the trend. Moreover, economic conditions had an important effect on academic development.