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Bibliometric analysis of global lithium ion battery research trends from 1993 to 2008

Authors Wei, Zhou J, Mao X

Published 14 November 2011 Volume 2011:1 Pages 1—9


Review by Single anonymous peer review

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Lin Wei, Jiayong Zhou, Xuhui Mao
School of Resource and Environmental Science, Wuhan University, Wuhan, People's Republic of China

Abstract: Lithium ion battery research has experienced rapid growth over the last 16 years with regards to knowledge and technological innovation. In this paper, a bibliometric analysis was applied to evaluate the global scientific output of lithium ion battery research from 1993 to 2008. The results show that a power model could be applied to demonstrate the high correlation between cumulative number of articles and publication year. Internal collaborative articles are prevalent in recent years and are predicted to increase in the future. Summaries on the most productive authors, corresponding authors, and institutes are presented. Researchers from North America, western Europe, and eastern Asia contributed most of the publications. Some findings on research trends are provided through a comprehensive analysis of author keywords and words in the title, which may facilitate the discussion on future hotspots in lithium ion battery research.

Keywords: lithium ion battery, bibliometric analysis, global trends

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