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Why IEEE Xplore Matters for Research Trend Analysis in the Energy Sector

Version 1 : Received: 6 August 2021 / Approved: 9 August 2021 / Online: 9 August 2021 (12:53:01 CEST)
(This article belongs to the Research Topic Quantum Computing)

How to cite: Chigarev, B. Why IEEE Xplore Matters for Research Trend Analysis in the Energy Sector. Preprints 2021, 2021080197 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202108.0197.v1). Chigarev, B. Why IEEE Xplore Matters for Research Trend Analysis in the Energy Sector. Preprints 2021, 2021080197 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202108.0197.v1).

Abstract

The article is aimed at a brief comparison and analysis of the results of queries to IEEE Xplore and the leading abstract databases Scopus and Web of Science to identify research trends. Some errors in the Author Keywords in Web of Science have been revealed. Therefore, a more detailed analysis was conducted by comparing different types of key terms for IEEE Xplore and Scopus platforms only. I used IEEE Access journal metadata as indexed on both platforms. The sample match for IEEE Xplore and Scopus was achieved by comparing DOI. The IEEE Xplore metadata contains more types of key terms, which provides an advantage in analyzing research trends. Using NSPEC Controlled Terms from expert-compiled vocabulary provides a more stable data, which gives an advantage when considering the change of terms over time. Apriori, an algorithm for finding association rules, has been used to compare co-occurrence of terms for a more detailed description of sample subjects on both platforms. VOSviewer was used to analyze trends in scientific research based on IEEE Xplore data. The 2011-2021 ten-year period was divided into two sub-intervals for comparing the occurrence of Author Keywords, IEEE Terms, and NSPEC Controlled Terms. Using the IEEE conference proceedings bibliometric data, I illustrated the importance of context in estimating the rate of growth of publishing activity on a topic of interest.

Keywords

bibliometric analysis, IEEE Xplore, INSPEC Controlled Terms, keywords co-occurrence, research trends, Scopus

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