Assessing the Academic Journey of ‘Financial Inclusion’ from 2000 to 2020 through Bibliometric Analysis

Journal of Scientometric Research,2021,10,2,148-159.
Published:October 2021
Type:Research Article
Author(s) affiliations:

Biswajit Prasad Chhatoi*, Sharada Prasad Sahoo, Durga Prasad Nayak

Department of Economics and Management, Khallikote University, Berhampur, Odisha, INDIA.


In developing countries like India, Financial Inclusion has gained scholarly attention over the last two decades. In this work, the authors have analysed the bibliometric information obtained from Scopus database pertaining to the keyword ‘Financial Inclusion’ and produced the visualisation networks by using the open-source Vosviewer software. After applying all the necessary principles of exclusion, the authors have deployed journalwise, author-wise, country wise and keywords cluster-wise analysis of 463 articles. The study found that in contemporary times, research attention should be given to the fields such as financial policymaking aiming at poverty eradication through women’s contribution. The field of financial inclusion gained momentum after 2013, and steady growth in the research was observedup to 2019. The policy framework changes in India make the country hotspot for research regarding financial inclusion where an ample amount of research was found on financial services and microfinance.

Prominent Authors in the field of financial inclusion. Source: Data in Table 1; Courtesy; Tableau

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Chhatoi BPrasad, Sahoo SPrasad, Nayak DPrasad. Assessing the Academic Journey of ‘Financial Inclusion’ from 2000 to 2020 through Bibliometric Analysis. Journal of Scientometric Research. 2021;10(2):148-159. doi:10.5530/jscires.10.2.29.