International Journal of Fuzzy Systems

, Volume 20, Issue 5, pp 1403–1422 | Cite as

A Bibliometric Overview and Visualization of the International Journal of Fuzzy Systems Between 2007 and 2017

  • Ming Tang
  • Huchang Liao
  • Shun-Feng Su


The International Journal of Fuzzy Systems (IJFS) is an influential journal in the field of fuzzy systems. In this paper, a bibliometric overview of the IJFS publications downloaded from the Web of Science is provided. The purpose of this paper is to identify the conceptual evolution and the development situation of the journal. To do this, first the annual trends of publications and citations, sources that citing IJFS papers and the most highly cited papers in IJFS are presented. Then, the influential countries, institutes and authors are discussed in details. Next, keywords of IJFS including author keywords and global keywords are analyzed. Furthermore, the co-authorship status of IJFS publications is investigated. Finally, the co-citation analyses including the document co-citation, the author co-citation and the institute co-citation are offered.


Bibliometrics Citations Keywords Co-authorship Co-citation 



The work was supported in part by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 71771156 and 71501135) and the Scientific Research Foundation for Excellent Young Scholars at Sichuan University (No. 2016SCU04A23).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Business SchoolSichuan UniversityChengduChina
  2. 2.Department of Electrical EngineeringNational Taiwan University of Science and TechnologyTaipeiTaiwan

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