Research Trends on Environmentalism: A bibliometric analysis and Review of Literature


  • Md Safiqur Rahaman Deanship of Library affairs, King Fahd University of petroleum and Minerals
  • Dr. Hardesh Kumar Department of Political Science, Kumaun University, Nainital
  • Khadeeja MN Ansari Interior Design Department, College of Design, Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University P.O Box: 1982, Dammam 31441, KSA.
  • Dr.Ziaur Rahman Department of Library and Information Science, Rabindra Bharati University, 56A, BT Road, Kolkata, 700050, West Bengal


Environmentalism, bibliometric, literature review, research assessment, research productivity


The aims of this research is to evaluate the literature on Environmentalism indexed on the Web of Science between 1941 to 2020.The analysis is based on bibliometric methods to evaluate global research performance in environmental publications. Bibliometric software, namely Bibexcel, VOSviewer, Biblioshiny, and Microsoft Excel, was used to analyze the data. The result shows 4095 publications with 73829 citations between 1941 and 2020. The maximum number of papers, i.e., 295 published in 2020. The Journal Environmental Politics published the highest research paper with 114 publications. Milfont TL was the most prolific author with 10 papers. The USA is the leading contributed country with 1620 publications, and Michigan State University emerged as a top-performing organization. The USA and China together collaborated maximum research paper on Environmentalism. The study concludes that there is a need for further bibliometric study of related topics in Environmentalism.

Author Biography

  • Md Safiqur Rahaman, Deanship of Library affairs, King Fahd University of petroleum and Minerals

    Md Safiqur Rahaman from Main Library,  KFUPM, Dhahran, is a highly experienced professional in the field, having more than 15 years of experience as a librarian. He has a Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) in Library and Information Science. He provides research support services to library users such as literature search, specialized training, reference and information services, research guidance, and consultation. He has 25+ papers published in peer-reviewed, esteemed, and high-impact factor journals (including Q2, Q3, and Q4). These include Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, Science and Technology Libraries, Journal of Scientometric Research, etc. Published 20+ bibliometric/scientometric articles in Web of Science and Scopus indexed journals. He has many national and international research collaborators and received citations in ResearchGate and Google Scholars. His field of expertise (Bibliometric and Scientometric studies)