Introduction: industrial and manufacturing engineering focuses on designing, improving, and optimizing production systems and companies to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, quality, and profitability of companies.
Objective: to characterize the scientific production in Scupus in the Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering research area between 2017 and 2021.
Method: an observational, descriptive, and bibliometric analysis of the articles published in Scopus in the Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering research area between 2017 and 2019. SciVal was used as a metric tool based on the data collected from Scopus to analyze the area based on indicators of production citation and collaboration.
Result: 357,310 articles were published in the Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering research area, where 21% responded equally to the Environmental Sciences area, 18.7 to Energy, and 17.8% to the Computer Science area. The most productive themes were the topics T.1114 (n= 3285) and T.3401 (n=1883). 41.1% of the articles presented only institutional collaboration. According to the percentile based on the CiteScore, 49.2% of the articles were published in Q1 journals. The Chinese Academy of Sciences was the most productive institution (5,853).
Conclusions: scientific production in the Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering area was characterized by increasing trends in volume and decreasing citations, as well as by transdisciplinarity, interdisciplinarity, and international and national collaboration. The articles were primarily published in high-impact journals.
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