Natural and medical sciences

2021 Issue №3

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Studying social innovation in rural areas through the prism of sciencometics



The study examines the spatial and temporal distribution of global scien­tific knowledge on social innovation in rural areas. It is possible to assess the scientific productivity of a particular thematic area using the methods of sci­entometrics, which make it possible to compare the achievements of countries, regions and individual researchers, as well as to organize data on the infor­mation flow of scientific publications. The Scopus abstract database was taken as the data source, and the VOSviewer program was used for visualization. The study identified knowledge generation centers and the dynamics of their scientific productivity, as well as thematic clusters that include the seven most frequent aspects of social innovation in rural areas, in particular, rural development, digitalization, social entrepreneurship, ecosystem sustainability, rural community, helping the elderly, poverty.


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