Journal of Scientometric Research, 2019, 8, 3, 156-160.
Published: December 2019
Type: Research Note
Department of Information Management and Records, Kastamonu University, Kastamonu, TURKEY.
This study aims to explore the usage of Open-source software in bibliometric analysis. Biblio-metrix an R package for bibliometric and co-citation analysis was used to achieve the research activities. R is an ecosystem software meaning all functions are shared in an open-source environment with the users. We have used Graphene as a subject of research for bibliometric analysis. Graphene is one of the fastest growing research fields in nanotechnology worldwide. A textual query on Web of Science (WoS) Clarivate Analytics using the term “graphene” was performed retrieving 1155 scholarly papers from 2000 to 2017 with having at least one author based in Turkey. Bibliometric results indicate graphene within nanotechnology as a scientific research field is growing steadily. Graphene not only is used in engineering but also can be used in medical technology. Furthermore, this is an ongoing research exploring an Open-source software and its roles in the field of information studies.