What’s trending in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences

What’s Trending in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences. This month we take a look at climatology, an active and growing area in this field.

To develop our eBook content, we draw on our powerful, proprietary research tools, including SciVal and Scopus, to identify subject areas where high-quality research output is strong and growing. We then ramp up our content in that area, using global research hotspots to inform our author targets, and search terms and research output to refine our content emphasis. This year, we feature a series of articles in Online Books Connect that walk through key disciplines in which we publish content, to look more closely at the research trends that inform our publication strategy.

In 2016, we have taken a deeper dive into Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Research, and Food Science, discussing in detail the metrics, including research publication output, Field Weighted Citation Index, and key search terms, which we use to build our content development strategy, to ensure that we’re developing high-quality content in areas of research growth. This month, we take a look at a growth area in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences: Climatology.

View of scholarly publication trends in Climatology

Source: SciVal

Intense research and publication production is consistent in this field, making it one of the most active fields within Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences, with a CAGR of ~12%. This steady upward trend of scholarly output indicates strong growth in research activity.  An above average FWCI indicates high-quality research output.

View of key terms of interest for Researchers

Source: SciVal

Key subtopics of interest for researchers are indicated by frequent search terms. We use these key research metrics to build our content and select our authors, to ensure that we continue to build the right solutions at the right time for your researchers to use to pursue their goals.

Key Subtopics:

  • Climate
  • Climate Change
  • Model
  • Regional Climate
  • Tropical Cyclone

Here are several key frontlist titles in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences that have been developed using this data-driven approach:

Here are several highly sought after backlist titles in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences that have been developed using this data-driven approach:

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Contributed by:

Elizabeth Gibson

Elizabeth Gibson, Sales Enablement Manager, Research Reference
Building data-infused tools to serve our customers on ScienceDirect, where we curate and disseminate science content from the world, for the world.