Does citizen science have a presence in academic publications?
Since 2004, academic publications on citizen science are growing significantly every year
More than 70% of the publications are journal articles
Although citizen science was defined in the mid/1990s by Rick Bonney in the United States (Bonney, 1996) and Alan Irwin in the United Kingdom (Irwin, 1995) it is not until 2005 that the number of academic publications in this area begins to grow(Figure 1). More than 70% of the publications have been published in journals, while more than 17% of those are conference papers.
How to intepretate this data
The first visualization is a line bar showing the number of publications related to citizen science in Scopus per year.
The second visualization is a pie chart that shows the number of publications per type of publication.
The legend is included in the different charts.