Group Decision and Negotiation

, Volume 27, Issue 4, pp 505–542 | Cite as

Twenty-Five Years of Group Decision and Negotiation: A Bibliometric Overview

  • Sigifredo Laengle
  • Nikunja Mohan Modak
  • Jose M. MerigoEmail author
  • Gustavo Zurita


Twenty-five years ago, in 1992, a journal named Group Decision and Negotiation was established in association with the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences with the vision of promoting theoretical and empirical research, real-world applications and case studies on group decision and negotiation processes. To celebrate its 25 years of continuous and outstanding contributions, this study aims to develop a bibliometric analysis of the publications of the journal between 1992 and 2016. The Web of Science Core Collection database is used to identify the leading trends of the journal in terms of impacts, topics, authors, universities and countries. Moreover, it utilizes the visualization of similarities viewer software to analyze the bibliographic couplings, co-citations, citations, co-authorships and co-occurrences of keywords.


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We would like to thank the editors and the anonymous reviewers for their valuable comments that have improved the quality of the paper. Support from the Chilean Government through Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica (CONICYT) and the Fondo Nacional de Desarrollo Científico y Tecnológico (Fondecyt) Regular program (Project Numbers 1160286 and 1161200) is gratefully acknowledged. Valuable assistant support by Felipe Bravo is also acknowledged. The second author is grateful forever to Shri Bibhas Candra Das for giving endless encouragement.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Management Control and Information Systems, School of Economics and BusinessUniversity of ChileSantiagoChile
  2. 2.Palpara VidyamandirChakdahaIndia

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