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A statistical assessment on international landslide literature (1945–2008)

Technical Note

DOI: 10.1007/s10346-009-0166-3

Cite this article as:
Gokceoglu, C. & Sezer, E. Landslides (2009) 6: 345. doi:10.1007/s10346-009-0166-3


In the present study, the analysis of the international landslide literature is aimed. The landslide is perhaps one of the most complex natural phenomena. Also, due to landslides, a considerable amount of loss of lives and economic losses is encountered throughout the world. Although a vast amount of landslide papers is published in international journals, a statistical assessment on this literature is not encountered. For this reason, this study is performed. For the assessment of the international landslide literature, the Science Citation Index Expanded (WOS; Web of Science) published by Institute of Scientific Information (now Thomson Scientific), USA for the period 1945–2008, is considered. A total of 3,468 publications are found and this data is stored into Oracle XE database and queried by using Structured Query Language and Procedural Language/Structured Query Language. In the following stages, some statistical analyses are performed and the possible trends are discussed.


Landslide Earth surface process Database Scientometrics assessment 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Geological EngineeringHacettepe UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Computer EngineeringHacettepe UniversityAnkaraTurkey

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