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dc.contributor.authorChalastani, Vasiliki I.
dc.contributor.authorTsoukala, Vasiliki K.
dc.contributor.authorCoccossis, Harry
dc.contributor.authorDuarte, Carlos M.
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-25T11:23:51Z
dc.date.available2021-03-25T11:23:51Z
dc.date.issued2021-03-13
dc.date.submitted2020-10-06
dc.identifier.citationChalastani, V. I., Tsoukala, V. K., Coccossis, H., & Duarte, C. M. (2021). A bibliometric assessment of progress in marine spatial planning. Marine Policy, 127, 104329. doi:10.1016/j.marpol.2020.104329
dc.identifier.issn0308-597X
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.marpol.2020.104329
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/668273
dc.description.abstractMarine/maritime spatial planning (MSP) is a process to optimise marine space allocation to various activities and the environment by avoiding negative interactions, improving synergies, thereby helping the advance towards a sustainable ocean economy. A bibliometric progress assessment of MSP was performed for the period 2003–2019 to analyse 1323 papers published in the ISI Web of Science and Scopus databases. The analysis revealed that MSP is a relatively new, however rapidly growing research field, as the number of MSP publications increased exponentially, at about 44% per year, between 2003 and 2019. The dominance of the journal “Marine Policy” on MSP publications and the presence of leading authors with government-related positions (i.e. 11%, n = 981) indicate the linkage of MSP to policy and governance. Almost 70% of the MSP publications are case-based indicating MSP's practical orientation. More than half of the authors leading MSP publications are affiliated in Europe, while the majority of reported MSP case studies are undertaken within the European Union. Most, 63%, of all MSP studies (n = 1323) approach the matter in a qualitative manner, whereas only 22% of the quantitative and/or modelling studies (n = 489) are describing MSP applications, suggesting that the development of MSP quantitative and/or modelling methodologies is still at its infancy. The dominance of ecologists among the leading authors of MSP publications outlines the ecosystem-based approach used to address MSP. This bibliometric study draws the landscape of the current state and trends of MSP, outlines gaps and indicates the roadmap for further developments to assist MSP processes.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was supported by funding allocated by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) to Carlos M. Duarte.
dc.publisherElsevier BV
dc.relation.urlhttps://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0308597X20309763
dc.rightsNOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Marine Policy. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Marine Policy, [127, , (2021-03-13)] DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2020.104329 . © 2021. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.titleA bibliometric assessment of progress in marine spatial planning
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentMarine Science Program
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)
dc.identifier.journalMarine Policy
dc.rights.embargodate2023-03-13
dc.eprint.versionPost-print
dc.contributor.institutionLaboratory of Harbor Works, Department of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, School of Civil Engineering, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Zografou 15780, Greece
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Planning and Regional Development, School of Engineering, University of Thessaly, Volos 38334, Greece
dc.identifier.volume127
dc.identifier.pages104329
kaust.personDuarte, Carlos M.
dc.date.accepted2020-11-22
dc.identifier.eid2-s2.0-85102304284


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