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Frontiers in Sport Research, 2024, 6(1); doi: 10.25236/FSR.2024.060103.

Bibliometric Analysis on Sports Research in China from 2013 to 2022


Peijun Wei

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Peijun Wei

University of Baguio, Baguio, 2600, Philippines


This study analyzed the time-space distribution, institutions, authors, and keywords of 15,394 sports papers in the CSSCI (Chinese Social Sciences Citation Index) database from 2013 to 2022 using bibliometric methods and visualization analysis. The results revealed that sports research experienced “development-maturity-stability” stages. The research aims to reveal research hotspots and trends in the sports field. Bibliometric analysis is important for understanding knowledge framework and trends in sports research. Methods include word frequency, co-word, social network analysis, and visualized knowledge graphs. The findings show limited collaboration between institutions and refined but not in-depth research content. In conclusion, strengthening cooperation and conducting interdisciplinary studies can contribute to the high-quality development of sports science in China.


Sports Literature, Knowledge Mapping Analysis, Bibliometrics

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Peijun Wei. Bibliometric Analysis on Sports Research in China from 2013 to 2022. Frontiers in Sport Research (2024) Vol. 6, Issue 1: 21-26. https://doi.org/10.25236/FSR.2024.060103.


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