Literature Review Using Scientometric Methods in the Field of Copyright


  • Ionela Maria Bârsan Transilvania Transilvania of Brasov



copyright, Web of Science, VOS Viewer, scientometry, literature review


The literature review is the most important step in achieving scientific research. The large amount of information can be analyzed using scientometric methods. It was downloaded a database of scientific production published in the last five years in the Clarivate Analitycs database — Web of Science - in the field of copyright. The downloaded database is analysed with VOS Viewer, scientometric analysis software. The subject analysed is used in many areas of research, as well as pure copyright, but also associated with the fields of medicine, nanoelectronics, genetics. The method used can be multiplied for any topic or domain.


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VOSviewer version 1.6.16, free software from, downloaded on December 11, 2020.


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Bârsan, I. M. (2021). Literature Review Using Scientometric Methods in the Field of Copyright. Revista Română De Biblioteconomie și Știința Informării = Romanian Journal of Library and Information Science, 17(2).



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