100 Most Cited Articles in Urban Green and Open Spaces: A Bibliometric Analysis

Current World Environment, Vol. 10, No. 2, 2015

16 Pages Posted: 15 Aug 2015  

Mehdi Rakhshandehroo

University Putra Malaysia

Mohd Johari Mohd Yusof

University Putra Malaysia

Nader Ale Ebrahim

Centre for Research Services, Institute of Management and Research Services (IPPP), University of Malaya (UM); University of Malaya (UM) - Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture

Ali Sharghi

Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University (SRTTU)

Roozbeh Arabi

University Putra Malaysia

Date Written: August 13, 2015

Abstract

Researchers have contributed significantly to the development of the subject of urban green and open spaces (UGOS) in both practical and fundamental aspects. As the number of citations indicates a paper and author’s competency, the online web of science (ISI) was browsed to identify the 100 most cited papers in the field of UGOS from 1980 to 2013. Papers were analyzed for authorship, journal sources, publishers, institutions, countries, year of publication, categories, and author keywords. The total number of citations was compared to the average number of citations per year. From 1105 UGOS papers returned, the maximum number of citations was 212. The top 100 most cited were published from 1988 to 2011, with the majority in 2007. A remarkable distinction was found in the comparison of total citations and average citations per year. As total linear trend indicates a significant growth in influential articles, urban green and open spaces are a developing subject in landscape and urban planning. This study gives an insight into the readership of UGOS by highlighting key papers.

Keywords: open space; green space; citations; landscape; urban planning; bibliometrics; research tools

JEL Classification: L11, L1, L2, M11, M12, M1, M54, Q1, O1, O3, P42, P24, P29, Q31, Q32, L17

Suggested Citation

Rakhshandehroo, Mehdi and Mohd Yusof, Mohd Johari and Ale Ebrahim, Nader and Sharghi, Ali and Arabi, Roozbeh, 100 Most Cited Articles in Urban Green and Open Spaces: A Bibliometric Analysis (August 13, 2015). Current World Environment, Vol. 10, No. 2, 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2643922

Mehdi Rakhshandehroo

University Putra Malaysia ( email )

Selangor Darul Ehsan
Serdang, Selangor 43400
Malaysia

Mohd Johari Mohd Yusof

University Putra Malaysia ( email )

Selangor Darul Ehsan
Serdang, Selangor 43400
Malaysia

Nader Ale Ebrahim (Contact Author)

Centre for Research Services, Institute of Management and Research Services (IPPP), University of Malaya (UM) ( email )

Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
University of Malaya (UM)
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
Malaysia

HOME PAGE: http://https://umresearch.um.edu.my/

University of Malaya (UM) - Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture ( email )

Kuala Lumpur, 50603
Malaysia

Ali Sharghi

Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University (SRTTU) ( email )

Teheran
Iran

Roozbeh Arabi

University Putra Malaysia ( email )

Selangor Darul Ehsan
Serdang, Selangor 43400
Malaysia

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