Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of Solar Hydrogen Generation Literature from 2001 to 2014

Scientometrics, vol. 105, no. 2, pp. 759-771

12 Pages Posted: 26 Oct 2015  

Mohammad Reza Maghami

University Putra Malaysia

Shahin Navabi Asl

Islamic Azad University (IAU)

Mohammad Ismaeil Rezadad

University of Malaya (UM) - Faculty of Engineering

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

Chandima Gomes

University Putra Malaysia

Date Written: October 20, 2015

Abstract

Solar hydrogen generation is one of the new topics in the field of renewable energy. Recently, the rate of investigation about hydrogen generation is growing dramatically in many countries. Many studies have been done about hydrogen generation from natural resources such as wind, solar, coal etc. In this work we evaluated global scientific production of solar hydrogen generation papers from 2001 to 2014 in any journal of all the subject categories of the Science Citation Index compiled by Institute for Scientific Information (ISI), Philadelphia, USA. Solar hydrogen generation was used as keywords to search the parts of titles, abstracts, or keywords. The published output analysis showed that hydrogen generation from the sun research steadily increased over the past 14 years and the annual paper production in 2013 was about three times 2010-paper production. The number of papers considered in this research is 141 which have been published from 2001 to this date. There are clear distinctions among author keywords used in publications from the five most high-publishing countries such as USA, China, Australia, Germany and India in solar hydrogen studies. In order to evaluate this work quantitative and qualitative analysis methods were used to the development of global scientific production in a specific research field. The analytical results eventually provide several key findings and consider the overview hydrogen production according to the solar hydrogen generation.

Keywords: Solar hydrogen generation, hydrogen generation, water splitting, hydrogen literature, Bibliometrics

JEL Classification: L1, L11, L7, M11, M12, M1, M54, Q1, O1, O3, Q31, Q32, P24, P42, P29, L17

Suggested Citation

Maghami, Mohammad Reza and Navabi Asl, Shahin and Rezadad, Mohammad Ismaeil and Ale Ebrahim, Nader and Gomes, Chandima, Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of Solar Hydrogen Generation Literature from 2001 to 2014 (October 20, 2015). Scientometrics, vol. 105, no. 2, pp. 759-771. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2679664

Mohammad Reza Maghami

University Putra Malaysia ( email )

Selangor Darul Ehsan
Serdang, Selangor 43400
Malaysia

Shahin Navabi Asl

Islamic Azad University (IAU) ( email )

Hamedan, Iran
Tehran, Isfahan 461-15655
Iran

Mohammad Ismaeil Rezadad

University of Malaya (UM) - Faculty of Engineering ( email )

Kuala Lumpur, 50603
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

Chandima Gomes

University Putra Malaysia ( email )

Selangor Darul Ehsan
Serdang, Selangor 43400
Malaysia

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