Physical activity and aging research: A bibliometric analysis

Müller, A.M. and Ansari, P. and Ale Ebrahim, N. and Khoo, S. (2015) Physical activity and aging research: A bibliometric analysis. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity. ISSN 1543-267X, DOI

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Physical activity and aging research has burgeoned in the past few decades. Despite the increase in scholarly publications no attempts have been made to summarize the publication landscape and to identify works that had great impact to physical activity and aging research. We conducted a bibliometric analysis and collected publication data from 1980 to February 6, 2015 in the Web of Science Core Collection. Of the overall 9,935 publications most were published after 2007 and almost 60% were in the category of Geriatrics and Gerontology or Sport Sciences. Highly cited publications (n = 45) were mostly authored by researchers from US institutions and were quantitative in nature. Publications that reported on the associations or effects of physical activity on health in older adults made up 60% of the highly cited publications. We expect more scholars from various backgrounds and geographical regions to join the conversation on physical activity and aging.

Item Type: Article
Funders: This work was supported by the University of Malaya/Ministry of Higher Education (UM/MOHE) High Impact Research Grant (UM.C/625/1/HIR/MOHE/ASH/02).
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aging, bibliometrics, citation analysis, citation patterns, exercise, health, older adults, scientific publications
Subjects: A General Works > AI Indexes (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Information resources (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Sports and Exercise Science (formerly known as Centre for Sports & Exercise Sciences)
Depositing User: Dr Andre Matthias Mueller
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2015 06:28
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2015 06:28

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