Bibliometric Research Synthesis
bibliometrix: An R-tool for comprehensive science mapping analysis
In the seminar we propose and use a unique tool, developed in the R language, which follows a classic logical bibliometric workflow that we reconstruct. We have designed and produced an R-tool for comprehensive bibliometric analyses. R is a language and environment for statistical computing and graphics. It provides a wide variety of statistical and graphical techniques and is highly extensible. In addition to enabling statistical operations, it is an object-oriented and functional programming language; hence, you can automate your analyses and create new functions. It has an open-software nature, which means it is well supported by the user community and new functions are regularly contributed by users, many of whom are prominent statisticians. As it is programmed in R, the proposed tool is flexible, can be rapidly upgraded, and can be integrated with other statistical R-packages. It is therefore useful in a constantly changing field such as bibliometrics.