Publication Trends in Air Transport Management
The purpose of this study is to comprehensively and systematically provide a scientometric analysis on air transport management according to data gathered from the Web of Science (WoS) database. To perform the research “air transport” was used as a keyword and research area filter was used to cluster the data as “air transport management”. The research was done only based on topics in order to eliminate the articles not in focus. Without narrowing down the time bounds, it is found that a total of 1922 publications related to air transport management have been published till date. Though there have been ups and downs in publications according to publication year, the annual number of publications increased from 8 in 1980 to 209 in 2016. Articles and meetings were the most popular documentation types, whereas corrections, news, and books were the rare ones. Overall, 93.65% of publications were written in English and the United States was found to be the most productive country. By means of source titles, there was a wide range of alternatives, and the most used source title was Journal of Air Transport Management. Furthermore, it has been seen that the engineering area was the first, transportation area was second and business economics were the third trendy area.
Keywords - Air transport management, scientometric research, publication trends, air transport, bibliometric studies