Mini Bibliometric Analysis of Citronella Oil based on Scopus Database using VOSviewer

Document Type : Review Articles


1 Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Industrial Technology, Universitas Pembangunan Nasional “Veteran” Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2 Bioresources Valorization Laboratory, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria

3 Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Technology, Airlangga University, Mulyorejo, Surabaya 60115, Indonesia


Mosquitoes can transmit various dangerous diseases such as malaria, dengue fever, and elephantiasis. Solutions are needed to overcome this problem in addition to using conventional methods such as the use of mosquito coils and synthetic mosquito repellents that pose a risk to health. Citronella oil is an alternative to repel insects including mosquitoes. Bibliometric analysis was used to investigate the development of citronella oil using VOSviewer software. Data were extracted from the Scopus database with the keyword "Citronella Oil" and showed there were 386 publications over 96 years (1927-2023). This shows that interest in citronella oil research is still low. This article provides an overview of citronella oil's year-to-year research trends and predicts its opportunities for the relevant future.


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