A scientometric analysis of selected GIScience journals

Filip Biljecki

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A set of 12,436 papers published in 20 GIScience journals in the period 2000–2014 were analysed to extract publication patterns and trends. This comprehensive scientometric study focuses on multiple aspects: output volume, citations, national output and efficiency (output adjusted with econometric indicators), collaboration, altmetrics (Altmetric score, Twitter mentions, and Mendeley bookmarking), authorship, and length. Examples of notable observations are that 5% countries account for 76% of global GIScience output; a paper published 15 years ago received a median of 12 citations; and the share of international collaborations in GIScience has more than tripled since 2000 (31% papers had authors from multiple countries in 2014, an increase from 10% in 2000).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1302-1335
Number of pages34
JournalInternational Journal of Geographical Information Science (online)
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2016


  • Scientometrics
  • GIScience
  • bibliometrics
  • altmetrics
  • social media


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