[Purposes] The topics of Belt and Road Initiative of resource and environmental disciplines were selected through bibliometric analysis to solve the problem that the traditional special selection and readers' expectations were inconsistent and could not accurately match the hot topics of discipline development. [Methods] TF-IDF and citation cluster analyses were chosen for topic selection relating to Belt and Road Initiative in resource and environmental academic journals. The evaluation index system was constructed for the published Belt and Road Initiative articles included in CNKI and Scopus from the aspects of cross-section and attention rate. [Findings] By using bibliometric analysis, we conclude regional eco-environment and geo-relationship, resource utilization, global climate changing effects, and the international ecological cooperation along Belt and Road Initiative regions should be the significant topic directions and need more attention. [Conclusions] The bibliometric analysis method can provide references for scientific and accurate decision-making on special selection of resource and environmental scientific journals, which would provide decision basis for further special selection and reveal leading observation directions.
Belt and Road Initiative,
Resource and environment science