Bibliometric analysis of utopian literature
Keywords:impact, bibliometrics, research, scientometrics, utopian literature
Given the clear revival of the interest in literary utopias over the last decades, this study offers an overview of Utopian Literature through a bibliometric analysis using a database specialized in literature: ProQuest’s Literature Online. The results offer objective and quantitative information on the evolution of the genre in terms of research volume per year, on the most common document format, the most prolific authors, the most common languages of publication, the publishing houses and journals that have published the most, and these journals’ visibility. The study may be used as a starting point or reference document for young and established researchers, journal editors, and students.
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