Analysis on Development Trends of Research Topics in Agricultural Sciences

  • Changshou Luo
  • Liying Zhou
  • Qingfeng Wei
  • Sufen SunEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 885)


In this paper, the highly-cited cited papers and the corresponding citing papers are used as data sources for analysis in the field of ESI agricultural science. Coupling-enhanced co-word analysis methods are used to probe important research topics in the field of agricultural sciences. Based on the analysis of the internal connections and the half-life period of the citations, the analysis identifies the frontiers of research in this discipline. By comparing the changes of research frontiers in different periods, this paper also analyzes the development trend of agricultural science in recent years, Finally, based on the analysis results of the change trend of research topics, research frontiers and research subjects in the field of agricultural science, this paper puts forward suggestions for the research topic layout of relevant institutions or personnel.


Agricultural science Highly cited paper Research topics Research frontier 



The research work was supported by 2018 international cooperation fund of BAAFS: A comparative study on the agricultural science and technology information service system in China, the United States and Canada, 2018 Beijing excellent talent project: Research on key technology of man-machine conversation in agricultural science and technology consultation and service application of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei, 2018 Beijing financing agricultural funds: Application and demonstration of “Nongkexiaozhi” consulting service robot and WebAPP in agricultural production.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Changshou Luo
    • 1
  • Liying Zhou
    • 2
  • Qingfeng Wei
    • 1
  • Sufen Sun
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Institute of Agricultural Information and EconomyBeijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry SciencesBeijingChina
  2. 2.Library of China Agricultural UniversityBeijingChina

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