A Comprehensive Bibliometric Analysis of Fractional Programming (1965–2020)

Mehdi Toloo*, Rouhollah Khodabandelou, Amar Oukil

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Fractional programming (FP) refers to a family of optimization problems whose objective function is a ratio of two functions. FP has been studied extensively in economics, management science, information theory, optic and graph theory, communication, and computer science, etc. This paper presents a bibliometric review of the FP-related publications over the past five decades in order to track research outputs and scholarly trends in the field. The reviews are conducted through the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED) database of the Web of Science Core Collection (Clarivate Analytics). Based on the bibliometric analysis of 1811 documents, various theme-related research indicators were described, such as the most prominent authors, the most commonly cited papers, journals, institutions, and countries. Three research directions emerged, including Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Telecommunications, and Applied Mathematics.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1796
Pages (from-to)1796
Number of pages1
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2022


  • bibliometric analysis
  • fractional programming
  • literature review
  • mapping network
  • visualization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • General Mathematics


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