Policy Sciences

, Volume 50, Issue 4, pp 527–537 | Cite as

A “review” of policy sciences: bibliometric analysis of authors, references, and topics during 1970–2017

  • Nihit Goyal
Research Note


Even as Policy Sciences celebrates its fiftieth anniversary, there is no systematic account of the research that has been published in the journal. This article reports the findings of a bibliometric analysis of 1027 publications in this journal during 1970–2017. It identifies the authors who have contributed to the journal, the works that have influenced them, and the topics they have studied.


Bibliometric analysis Co-citation analysis Co-occurrence analysis Policy sciences Policy studies Public policy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Lee Kuan Yew School of Public PolicySingaporeSingapore

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