A visualization review of disaster logistics research from 2001 to 2015

Junhu Ruan, Tung Sun Chan, Fangwei Zhu, Yan Shi

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Disaster logistics has received wide attention in the early 21st century. In order to identify the intellectual bases, research fronts and development trends on disaster logistics, in this work we use one mainstream citation analysis tool, that is, CiteSpace, to conduct a visualization review of disaster logistics researches published from 2001 to 2015. Based on 500 records collected from Web of Science, we visualize the extant researches on disaster logistics from five aspects: cited references, cited journals, countries, authors and keywords. By the visualization of cited references and journals, we detect out the most influential studies, journals and publishers on disaster logistics research. By the country and author visualization, we find the development path and identify the current hot areas, as well as the most influential authors. The keyword visualization reveals the intellectual bases and focuses of disaster logistics in the literature.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)333-342
Number of pages10
JournalICIC Express Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2017


  • Citation analysis
  • CiteSpace
  • Disaster logistics
  • Visualization review

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)


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