Microgels and Nanogels at Interfaces and Emulsions: Identifying Opportunities From a Bibliometric Analysis
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Fernandez-Rodriguez MA and Alvarez L (2021) Microgels and Nanogels at Interfaces and Emulsions: Identifying Opportunities From a Bibliometric Analysis. Front. Phys. 9:754684. doi: [10.3389/fphy.2021.754684]
SponsorshipFEDER A way to make Europe; Swiss National Science Foundation (SNCF) PP00P2-172913/1 PID2020-116615RA-I00 MAT2017-82182-R IJC2018-035946-I MCIN/ AEI /10.13039/501100011033
In this work, we used Bibliometrix and Biblioshiny to perform a bibliometric qualitative and quantitative analysis on the main topic “microgels and nanogels”, and the sub-topic “microgels and nanogels at interfaces and emulsions”. Word-counting of the titles of the publications enabled a descriptive analysis of thematic trends. A more complex conceptual analysis used the co-occurrence of words in titles, clustered into research themes with links to other themes. A thematic map allowed to characterize the centrality and density of the themes within the topic. A similar clustering of co-authorship enabled the mapping of the collaborations. We identified in this way research opportunities theme- and collaboration-wise, such as the opportunity to bring more fundamental studies into biomedical applications and into Pickering emulsions stabilized with microgels.