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

  • Candan Gokceoglu
  • Ebru Sezer
Technical Note


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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