A Bibliometric study on Industry 4.0


  • Tiago Silveira Gontijo Doutorando em Saúde Pública pela Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Av. Prof. Alfredo Balena, 190 - Centro, Belo Horizonte - MG, 30130-100. Graduando em Engenharia de Produção pela Universidade FUMEC.
  • Fabiana Alexandra Motta Alves Graduanda em Engenharia de Produção pelo Centro Universitário Metodista Izabela Hendrix.




Bibliometrics, Engineering, Industry 4.0.


Understanding the scientific production  evolution of a certain area of knowledge is fundamental to capture its development and facilitate its dissemination. Thus, this paper presents a bibliometric study on Industry 4.0. For that, the metadata of 1382 publications, which were published, between the years of 2013 and 2017, in vehicles indexed to the Web of Science are analyzed. The results found that the research on Industry 4.0 came from several countries and that Germany leads the ranking of country publications by having published 462 of the 1382 publications on Industry 4.0. It should be noted that currently the most recurring words in scientific publications on Industry 4.0 are: "big data"; "it was"; "Review"; "Opportunity" and "smart manufacturing", that is, they represent the trends and the main objects of interest on the topic today.


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Tiago Silveira Gontijo, Doutorando em Saúde Pública pela Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Av. Prof. Alfredo Balena, 190 - Centro, Belo Horizonte - MG, 30130-100. Graduando em Engenharia de Produção pela Universidade FUMEC.

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How to Cite

Silveira Gontijo, T., & Motta Alves, F. A. (2019). A Bibliometric study on Industry 4.0. International Journal of Professional Business Review, 4(2), 35–42. https://doi.org/10.26668/businessreview/2019.v4i2.112