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Environmental Science and Pollution Research

, Volume 26, Issue 10, pp 10441–10442 | Cite as

Rebuttal to: Zhang et al. “Research development, current hotspots, and future directions of water research based on MODIS images: a critical review with a bibliometric analysis,” vol. 24, pp. 15226–15239

  • Yuh-Shan HoEmail author
Letter to the Editor

Zhang et al. (2017) recently published in the Environmental Science and Pollution Researcha paper entitled “Research development, current hotspots, and future directions of water research based on MODIS images: a critical review with a bibliometric analysis.” In the “Materials and methods” section, the authors mentioned that the “Document information included author(s), source (journal title), language, country, document type, author keywords, institution, and subject category. Full records were downloaded into Microsoft Excel 2013 to reveal the patterns of water research using MODIS imagery in terms of the following aspects: variation characteristics of total publication output, document type and language of publications, distribution of output in subject categories and journals, publication outputs by country and institution, international collaborations by authors and institutions, current hotspots of water research, and future directions” without any appropriate reference. In...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Trend Research CentreAsia UniversityTaichung CountyTaiwan

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