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Frontiers in Sport Research, 2024, 6(1); doi: 10.25236/FSR.2024.060102.

The Frontiers and Hotspots of Global Judo in the Last Decade: A CiteSpace-Based Visualization Analysis


Wei Shan1,2, Yang Wang3, Liyuan Chen4, Xiang Li4, Hongwei Yan4

Corresponding Author:
Hongwei Yan

1Key Laboratory of Exercise and Physical Fitness (Beijing Sport University), Ministry of Education, Beijing, China

2China Institute of Sport and Health Science, Beijing Sport University, Beijing, 100084, China

3The School of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, Beijing Sport University, Beijing, 100084, China

4The School of Athletics and Physical Education, Beijing Sport University, Beijing, 100084, China


Judo, founded by Jigoro Kano in 1882, originated in Japan and has since grown to be globally popular. Young people display a high level of involvement in judo practice, while research on the sport varies over time and participation. In this study, we utilized the CiteSpace software for literature visualization and analysis. We set the time slice to 2012-2022 with a yearly increment and selected “Node Types” including “Country”, “Institution”, “Author”, and “Keyword”, with “Top N”=50. The other values remained at their default settings, resulting in the generation of a relevant knowledge graph. The LLR algorithm, which stands for Logarithmic Great Likelihood Ratio, is used to cluster keywords. Timeline, landscape, and burstiness demonstrate the temporal and sudden keyword changes. This study summarizes the research hotspots and development trends of global Judo programs in the Web of Science core collection in the last decade.


Judo; CiteSpace; Visualization Analysis; Keyword Clustering

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Wei Shan, Yang Wang, Liyuan Chen, Xiang Li, Hongwei Yan. The Frontiers and Hotspots of Global Judo in the Last Decade: A CiteSpace-Based Visualization Analysis. Frontiers in Sport Research (2024) Vol. 6, Issue 1: 8-20. https://doi.org/10.25236/FSR.2024.060102.


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