A Review of Research on Ecological Economics Based on Bibliometrics

Yin Huang (Ecological Science Research Center, Jiangxi Agricultural University, Nanchang, 330045, China)
Na Li (Ecological Science Research Center, Jiangxi Agricultural University, Nanchang, 330045, China)
Guoqin Huang (Ecological Science Research Center, Jiangxi Agricultural University, Nanchang, 330045, China)
Huifang Xu (Ecological Science Research Center, Jiangxi Agricultural University, Nanchang, 330045, China; Key Laboratory of Crop Physiology, Ecology and Genetic Breeding, Ministry of Education/Jiangxi Province, Jiangxi Agricultural University, Nanchang, 330045, China)

Article ID: 3685

DOI: https://doi.org/10.30564/re.v3i3.3685


The development of ecological economics is a major strategy for development in the 21st century. Although scholars have been rising more and more interesting for ecological economic over the past 10 years, it is still unclear what is the change will be facing in the future. In order to provide a theoretical basis for the future development of ecological economy, our article analyzes the current research progress of ecological economy on the basis of a bibliometric analysis. The results show that (1) sustainable development of an ecological economy is a hot research topic; (2) there is little cooperation and exchange between institutions and among scholars regarding ecological economics; (3) the number of publications on ecological economics is increasing, with a relatively large number being published in China. Therefore, we must strengthen the cooperation between institutions and among scholars and improve the research content, vision, and methods in this field. This study provides a theoretical basis for the future development of ecological economy.


Ecological economy; Industrial ecology; Bibliometric analysis; Citespace

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