A Study on Trend of the Research Papers Published in the Journal of the Ergonomics Society of Korea Lee, Dhong-Ha;
Objective: The aim of this study is to investigate the attributing factors influencing major research areas of the papers published in the journal of Ergonomics Society of Korea (JESK). Background: Ergonomics has a wide range of research areas. Diversity of research topic is one of the major strong points of this discipline especially in the era of fusion. Dominant areas among the diversity changed from time to time. It is interesting to know the attributing factors of the dominant areas. Method: During the past three decades JESK has published 649 articles. As an editor of the JESK, I reviewed these papers and sorted them into the detailed research fields of ergonomics; (1) technical group (TG) s of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES), (2) editing groups of the journal of Ergonomics Abstracts and (3) TGs of the Ergonomics Society of Korea (ESK). I also listed major events which might affect the publication trend. Results: Anthropometry was the most dominant area all the time. Health and safety area has been steadily increasing publication amount. Conclusion: Government research funding was the main attributing factor determining the publication trend of the JESK. Application: The results of the publishing trend analysis might help to determine the editing policy of the JESK.
Trend analysis;Publication;Research papers;Journal of the Ergonomics Society of Korea;
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