Knowledge Mapping of Energy Systems Research in 1970-2020


  • Alexey V. Mikheev Melentiev Energy Systems Institute of Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Irkutsk, Russia


energy systems, power systems, knowledge mapping, big data, research trends, bibliometric analysis, scientometric analysis, visual analysis, VOSviewer


This study presents a brief bibliometric overview of large scientific literature data related to issues of energy systems research from 1970 to 2020 in the Scopus database. The six periods depending on different publication activity rates were analyzed to observe the evolution of research topics of energy systems. VOSviewer software was used to construct scientific knowledge maps and to discover valuable main topics for each period.  Proposed visualization of the energy knowledge domain can be considered as a necessary step for a holistic understanding of complex development pathways towards the future sustainable energy systems.