Physical Activity and Aging Research: A Bibliometric Analysis

Journal of Aging and Physical Activity (2015) doi: 10.1123/japa.2015-0188

26 Pages Posted: 18 Dec 2015  

Andre M Müller

University of Southampton; University of Malaya (UM)

Payam Ansari

University of Malaya (UM)

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

Selina Khoo

University of Malaya (UM)

Date Written: December 15, 2015

Abstract

Physical activity and aging research has burgeoned in the past few decades. Despite the increase in scholarly publications no attempts have been made to summarize the publication landscape and to identify works that had great impact to physical activity and aging research. We conducted a bibliometric analysis and collected publication data from 1980 to February 6, 2015 in the Web of Science Core Collection. Of the overall 9,935 publications most were published after 2007 and almost 60% were in the category of Geriatrics and Gerontology or Sport Sciences. Highly cited publications (n=45) were mostly authored by researchers from US institutions and were quantitative in nature. Publications that reported on the associations or effects of physical activity on health in older adults made up 60% of the highly cited publications. We expect more scholars from various backgrounds and geographical regions to join the conversation on physical activity and aging.

Keywords: aging, bibliometrics, citation analysis, citation patterns, exercise, health, older adults, scientific publications

Suggested Citation

Müller, Andre M and Ansari, Payam and Ale Ebrahim, Nader and Khoo, Selina, Physical Activity and Aging Research: A Bibliometric Analysis (December 15, 2015). Journal of Aging and Physical Activity (2015) doi: 10.1123/japa.2015-0188. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2704795 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2704795

Andre M Müller (Contact Author)

University of Southampton ( email )

University Rd.
Southampton SO17 1BJ, Hampshire SO17 1LP
United Kingdom

University of Malaya (UM) ( email )

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

Payam Ansari

University of Malaya (UM) ( email )

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

Nader Ale Ebrahim

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

Selina Khoo

University of Malaya (UM) ( email )

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

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