A topic-based bibliometric review of computers in human behavior: Contributors, collaborations, and research topics

Xieling CHEN, Di ZOU, Haoran XIE, Kwok Shing CHENG

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Abstract

Computers in Human Behavior (CHB) is a well-established source with a wide range of audiences in the field of human interactions with computers and has been one of the most widely acknowledged and leading venues with significant scientific impact for more than 35 years. This review provides an overview of the status, trends, and particularly the thematic structure of the CHB by adopting bibliometrics and structural topic modeling on 5957 studies. Specifically, we analyzed the trend of publications, identified major institutions and countries/regions, detected scientific collaboration patterns, and uncovered important topics. Significant findings were presented. For example, the contribution of the USA and Open University of Netherlands was highlighted. Important research topics such as e-commerce, social interactions and behaviors, public opinion and social media, cyberbullying, online sexual issues, and game andgamification were identified. This review contributes to the CHB community by justifying the interest in human behavior issues concerning computer use and identifying future research lines on this topic. Copyright © 2021 by the authors.
Original languageEnglish
Article number4859
JournalSustainability
Volume13
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021

Citation

Chen, X., Zou, D., Xie, H., & Cheng, G. (2021). A topic-based bibliometric review of computers in human behavior: Contributors, collaborations, and research topics. Sustainability, 13(9). Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.3390/su13094859

Keywords

  • Computers in Human Behavior
  • Bibliometric analysis
  • Structural topic modeling
  • Research topics
  • Research evolution
  • PG student publication

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