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An overview of the most influential journals in fuzzy systems research
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Anna M. Gil-Lafuente
Fuzzy systems research (FSR) is a continuously growing academic field which developments and applications extend to a wide-ranging variety of scientific areas. Academic journals play a decisive role in the scientific communication process and the dissemination of novel ideas. The current developments in information technologies bring both challenges and opportunities for scientific journals to analyze, debate, and share scientific findings. Applying bibliometric and network visualization techniques, this paper seeks to analyze the evolution of the FSR field based on journals from 1965 to 2019. The aim is to visualize the current landscape of key highly oriented FSR journals, focusing on productivity, influence, and synergy. The paper uses data retrieved from the Web of Science scientific database and uses a combined methodology specifically designed to maximize the retrieval of significant documents. Results show that the journals with the highest productivity analyzed by period are Mathematical Analysis and Applications (1965–1979), Fuzzy Sets and Systems [FSS](1980–2009), and the Journal of Intelligent Fuzzy Systems (2010–2019). The most cited journals of the last 20 years are FSS, IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, and IEEE Transactions on Systems Man Cybernetics Systems, while the most relevant for impact factor is Information Fusion. Moreover, a bibliographic coupling analysis by decades is proposed, showing not only the natural impact and relation that the interaction between journals generate but the impact that the rapid development in communications has in the diversification and dissemination of influence, citations, and productivity of scientific journals.