Performance of Ergonomics from 2001 to 2012

  • Jie Li
  • Menglu Li
  • Xiaohong Guo
  • Aleksandar Jovanovic
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 318)


The objective of this paper is to conduct a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the international journal of Ergonomics. Articles published in Ergonomics from 2001 to 2012 have been downloaded from the Science Citation Index-Expanded database. The bibliometrics methods have been used to analyse the publication output with respect to authors, countries, institutes and keywords of these documents. The results show that authors such as Van Dieen JH published the most papers in this journal; the analysis of institutes and countries has shown that Vrije University Amsterdam and USA are the most productive in each category. The analysis of the keywords revealed that “electromyography” has been the most-frequently author-used keywords, followed by “biomechanics”, “ergonomics” and “posture”, reflecting the hot topics and main attention of Ergonomics.


Scientometrics Bibliometric Ergonomics Knowledge mapping 



The study has been supported by the Joint Education Graduate Cooperation Program between Capital University of Economics and Business (CUEB) and Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Steinbeis Advanced Risk TechnologiesStuttgartGermany
  2. 2.School of safety and Environmental EngineeringCapital University of Economics and BusinessBeijingChina
  3. 3.Auburn UniversityAuburnUSA

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