Data for: Sources, abundances, size and distribution of microplastic in marine sediments - a Critical Review


Microplastics are prevalent in marine environments. A scientometric analysis of 364 data points provides the basis for sources, abundances, and spatial distribution of microplastic in marine sediments. This review aims to describe the state-of-the-art study of microplastic and marine pollution between 2010 and 2020 using Harzing’s Publish or Perish.
364 journal articles were analyzed through the combination of scientometric analysis and critical reviews. Publication, keywords analysis, and bibliographical data and evolution of microplastic were visualized using VOSviewer. We identified microplastics in the marine environment on 308 different sites by the authors of 67 countries. Four research concepts and corresponding challenges of microplastic in the marine environment.

Metadata Access
Creator Perumal, K (via Mendeley Data)
Publisher Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS)
Contributor Karthikeyan Perumal
Publication Year 2020
Rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess; License:
OpenAccess true
Resource Type Dataset
Discipline Various