Nutritional Research Mapping for Endurance Sports: A Bibliometric Analysis

Ivan Rivan Firdaus(1), Mona Fiametta Febrianty(2), Patriana Nurmansyah Awwaludin(3), Marisa Noviyanti Fajrah Ilsya(4), Yudi Nurcahya(5), Kuston Sultoni(6),

(1) Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia
(2) Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia
(3) Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia
(4) Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia
(5) Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia
(6) The University of Sydney
Corresponding Author


The purpose of the study was to discover a mapping of nutrition science research for endurance sports published between 2012 and 2022. 989 relevant articles were collected from Google Scholar using the Publish or Perish reference manager application with three main keywords of "Nutrition”, “Sport”, Endurance". The research on nutrition science for endurance sports can be classified into six terms, including Endurance, Sport, Exercise, Nutrition, Endurance Sport, and Sports Nutrition. The term Endurance is associated with 126 links with a total of 1724 strong links, the term Sport has 119 links with a total of 1117 strong links, the term Exercise has 118 links with a total strong link of 791, the term Nutrition has 120 links with a total of 1067 strong links, the term Endurance Sport has 106 links with a total of 472 strong links and the term Sports Nutrition has 86 links with a total of 325 strong links. There is an interesting cycle in which the number of studies each year fluctuates several times: 2012 (78), 2013 (76), 2014 (84), 2015 (98), 2016 (86), 2017(90), 2018 (104), 2019 (111), 2020 (85), 2021 (125), 2022 (52). The results of this research visualization are presented to provide the most recent reference guide, with the hope of providing appropriate further research directions related to nutrition science for endurance sports.


Bibliometric; Endurance sport; Mapping analysis; Nutrition; VOSviewer


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