The literature aftermath of the brundtland report 'our common future'. A scientometric study based on citations in science and social science journals

András Schubert, István Láng

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Abstract

Two major multidisciplinary bibliographic databases, the Science Citation Index and the Social Science Citation Index were searched to collect science and social science journal articles published in the 1987-2001 period with the report 'Our Common Future' among their references. A statistical overview is given about the trends and patterns revealed by the bibliometric/scientometric analysis of the retrieved literature. National and regional distributions as well as publication channels and thematic features are considered. During the period under study, the word 'sustainability' became the dominating term of the field, and operative questions like those of management, technology and urbanization came into the forefront of interest.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalEnvironment, Development and Sustainability
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2005

Keywords

  • 'Our Common Future'
  • Bibliometrics
  • Brundtland Report
  • Scientometrics
  • Sustainability
  • Sustainable development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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