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A Bibliometric Analysis of the First Twenty Years of Soft Computing

  • José M. Merigó
  • Enrique Herrera-Viedma
  • Manuel J. Cobo
  • Sigifredo Laengle
  • Daniela Rivas
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 642)

Abstract

Soft Computing was launched in 1997. Today, the journal is becoming twenty years old. Motivated by this anniversary, this article develops a bibliometric analysis of the journal in order to identify the leading trends of the journal in terms of publications and citations. The work considers several issues including the leading authors, institutions and countries. The study also uses a software to develop a graphical analysis. The results show a significant increase of the journal during the last years that has consolidated the journal as a leading one in the field.

Keywords

Soft Computing Web of science Bibliometrics VOS viewer 

Notes

Acknowledgements

Support from the FEDER funds (Project number TIN2016-75850-R) and the Chilean Government through the Fondecyt Regular program (Project number 1160286) is gratefully acknowledged.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • José M. Merigó
    • 1
  • Enrique Herrera-Viedma
    • 2
  • Manuel J. Cobo
    • 3
  • Sigifredo Laengle
    • 1
  • Daniela Rivas
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Management Control and Information Systems, School of Economics and BusinessUniversity of ChileSantiagoChile
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and Artificial IntelligenceUniversity of GranadaGranadaSpain
  3. 3.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringUniversity of CadizCadizSpain

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