A search of the term biostimulants on the most renowned scientific online databases such as Web of Science results in more than one thousand documents. Although some reviews have been previously published, there is no unified and comprehensive bibliometric review of the scientific literature related to biostimulants. This study examines the scientific literature on biostimulants from 2000 to February 2022 by conducting a bibliometric analysis of the literature published on the Web of Science database to deepen its evolution, trends, and macroareas to represent a quick reference guide for interdisciplinary researchers. We identify the most productive countries and journals, detect the major research streams and perspectives, and trace overall research development over the years. Furthermore, the results highlight aspects that have had little consideration in the current scientific literature, such as economic assessments of the use of biostimulants and more comprehensive explanations of the molecular mechanisms responsible for their positive effects.

A bibliometric analysis of the scientific literature on biostimulants / S. Corsi, G. Ruggeri, A. Zamboni, B. Prinsi, L. Espen, A. Ferrante, M. Noseda, Z. Varanini, A. Scarafoni. - In: AGRONOMY. - ISSN 2073-4395. - 12:6(2022 May), pp. 1257.1-1257.19. [10.3390/agronomy12061257]

A bibliometric analysis of the scientific literature on biostimulants

S. Corsi
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G. Ruggeri
Secondo
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B. Prinsi;L. Espen;A. Ferrante;M. Noseda;A. Scarafoni
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2022-05

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A search of the term biostimulants on the most renowned scientific online databases such as Web of Science results in more than one thousand documents. Although some reviews have been previously published, there is no unified and comprehensive bibliometric review of the scientific literature related to biostimulants. This study examines the scientific literature on biostimulants from 2000 to February 2022 by conducting a bibliometric analysis of the literature published on the Web of Science database to deepen its evolution, trends, and macroareas to represent a quick reference guide for interdisciplinary researchers. We identify the most productive countries and journals, detect the major research streams and perspectives, and trace overall research development over the years. Furthermore, the results highlight aspects that have had little consideration in the current scientific literature, such as economic assessments of the use of biostimulants and more comprehensive explanations of the molecular mechanisms responsible for their positive effects.
bibliometric analysis; biostimulants; seaweeds; protein hydrolysates; humic substances
Settore AGR/01 - Economia ed Estimo Rurale
Settore AGR/04 - Orticoltura e Floricoltura
Settore AGR/13 - Chimica Agraria
Settore BIO/10 - Biochimica
CAR_RIC19ASCAR_01 - Field to Field, Valorisation of biomolecules from soybean drink by-products as defence products and biostimulants for an improved sustainability of crops cultivation - SCARAFONI, ALESSIO - CAR_RIC - Bandi Fondazione Cariplo - 2019
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