Mapping Intermodal Transportation Through Bibliometrics
Sanjeev Kadam1, Prabir Kumar Bandyopadhyay2

1Sanjeev Kadam, SCRI, Symbiosis International Deemed University, Munmbai (Maharashtra), India.

2Prabir Kumar Bandyopadhyay, Symbiosis Institue of Business Management, Pune (Maharashtra), India.

Manuscript received on 10 September 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 19 September 2019 | Manuscript Published on 11 October 2019 | PP: 383-391 | Volume-8 Issue-11S September 2019 | Retrieval Number: K106909811S19/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.K1069.09811S19

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Abstract: Almost every business operation necessitates the use of intermodal transportation at some stage in the supply chain. This study is aimed to map reputation and interconnectedness among existing literature in the area of intermodal transportation. For this purpose, firstly, bibliometric data of 1758 documents are retrieved using keyword ‘intermodal transportation’ from the Scopus database. Data has been processed to build bibliometrics between publications, authors, co-authors, sources, citations, affiliation, country of origin. Secondly, the reputation of literature in intermodal transportation being surveyed using citation and network analysis. Finally, considering citations literature of highly cited was reviewed. Opensource software such as table2net, sciencescape, gephi, has been used to build network diagrams. The outcome of this research would lay the groundwork to pursue detailed study in the area of intermodal transportation. Some of the findings are; researchers from the US and Europe are leading in publishing researches in this field; ‘intermodal transportation’ and ‘intermodal transport’ are popular keywords among the research fraternity; ‘engineering’ and ‘social sciences’ are preferred subject areas; mostly transportation and operations research journals are preferred journals; and increasing trends have been observed in intermodal transportation research since 2005.

Keywords: Bibliometrics, Citation, Intermodal Transportation, Literature Review, Network Diagram.
Scope of the Article: Transportation Engineering