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.
- 'Our Common Future'
- Brundtland Report
- Sustainable development
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geography, Planning and Development
- Economics and Econometrics
- Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law