Electronic Waste: A stocktaking of scientific production and hot topics in the database Web of Science over the last decade

Adilson Carlos da Rocha, Gilberto Francisco Ceretta, Lucas Veiga Avila, Caroline Rossetto Camargo

Abstract


This paper proposes to analyze publications regarding electronic waste and to identify key areas related to environmental management which are being studied with the proposed theme. The research was conducted in the ISI Web of Knowledge database system Web of Science, searching for publications aiming at identifying main themes, authors, document types, title of sources, year of publications, institutions, funding agencies, languages and countries, as well as the identification of management hot topics combined with electronic waste. Data analysis was based on Banks’ h-b and m index (2006). According to the results of this study, the amount of publications grew, increasing 4 times over this period, focusing on China and the United States, with 97.5% of the publications written in English, having the International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment as a primary source and having Engineering and Ecological and Environmental Sciences as the main themes. Among the 25 topics combined with the theme being investigated, 10 hot topics were highlighted, such as Recycling, Materials, Environment and Management.

Key words: electronic waste, environmental management, bibliometric research.


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