A comprehensive bibliometrics of `walkability' research landscape: Visualization of the scientific progress and future prospects

Ramakreshnan, Logaraj and Agha Mohammadi, Nasrin and Fong, Chng Saun and Sulaiman, Nik Meriam (2021) A comprehensive bibliometrics of `walkability' research landscape: Visualization of the scientific progress and future prospects. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 28 (2). pp. 1357-1369. ISSN 0944-1344, DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-020-11305-x.

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This study quantitatively investigated the scientific progress of walkability research landscape and its future prospects using bibliometric indicators to highlight the research hotspots. The results accentuated multifaceted nature of walkability research landscape with a strong association towards public health disciplines. Keyword co-occurrence analysis emphasized that majority of the walkability studies centred on the interactions between walking and other three main factors such as built environment attributes, transportation and obesity. Based on the identified research hotspots, a brief state-of-the-art review of walkability studies was presented. Future prospects based on the unexplored research gaps within the hotspots were also discussed. High correlation (r = 0.99, p < 0.05) between annual publications and citation counts demonstrated the significance of walkability studies to the contemporary scientific community. Being one of the comprehensive studies to evaluate the historic trajectory of walkability research landscape, the findings were expected to accelerate a comprehensive understanding of the walkability research domain that will assist future research direction.

Item Type: Article
Funders: University of Malaysia Living Lab Research Grant[LL038-18SUS], Universiti Malaya[RK003-2017]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bibliometric analysis; Built environment; Research trend; Sustainability; Walkable; Walkability
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2022 03:47
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2022 04:04
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/26795

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