Bibliometric analysis of scientific production in environmental accounting

  • Manuel Rafael Quevedo Barros Universidad Católica de Cuenca - Ecuador
  • Gina Patricia Cuadrado Sánchez Universidad Católica de Cuenca - Ecuador
  • Miguel Ángel Ganchozo López Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja - Ecuador
  • Sonia Beatriz Bonilla Vintimilla Universidad Católica de Cuenca - Ecuador
Keywords: Bibliometrics; bibliometric indicators; environmental accounting; environmental accounting; scientific production.


Academic literature has decades of addressing the concept and context that encompasses environmental accounting, thus requiring rigorous and continuous monitoring of its scientific evidence. The aim of the manuscript was to analyze the global scientific production related to environmental accounting in order to assess the context and behavior of its contributions, thus enabling the planning and execution of future research. A literature search was conducted using the Web of Science database. A total of 299 published documents were identified, as well as the publication modality, the most productive countries, the scientific journals, the most productive institutions, and citation and impact indicators. Australia was found to occupy the first place with 50 published papers. In turn, Victoria University Wellington was identified as the institution with the highest number of publications. The total number of citations of all publications was 11,411. It can be concluded that there is an exponential growth of scientific production, being the last decade the one with the highest production, highlighting countries such as Australia, the United States and England, where publications had a relatively high impact as they are housed in quartile journals (Q1 and Q2) of the Scimago Journal Rank.


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Author Biographies

Manuel Rafael Quevedo Barros, Universidad Católica de Cuenca - Ecuador

Doctor(c) en Ciencias Sociales mención Gerencia. Magister en Contabilidad y Auditoría. Docente de la Carrera de Contabilidad y Auditoría. Investigador miembro del Centro de Investigación Azogues

Gina Patricia Cuadrado Sánchez, Universidad Católica de Cuenca - Ecuador

Magister en Desarrollo de Finanzas aplicadas a la Microempresa. Docente de la Carrera de Contabilidad y Auditoría

Miguel Ángel Ganchozo López, Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja - Ecuador

Magíster en Auditoría Integral. Docente de la Carrera de Contabilidad y Auditoría

Sonia Beatriz Bonilla Vintimilla, Universidad Católica de Cuenca - Ecuador

Magister en Auditoría de Gestión de calidad. Docente de la Carrera de Contabilidad y Auditoría


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How to Cite
Quevedo Barros, M. R., Cuadrado Sánchez, G. P., Ganchozo López, M. Ángel, & Bonilla Vintimilla, S. B. (2022). Bibliometric analysis of scientific production in environmental accounting. Religación, 7(32), e210923.