The Global Amylase Research Trend in Food Science Technology: A Data-Driven Analysis

Xiaofeng Ban, Ya Guo, Kaustubh Bhalerao, Caiming Li, Zhengbiao Gu, Kai Hu, Zhaofeng Li

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Amylase (E.C. is one of the most important enzymes, of great significance for biotechnology. With the increasing number of studies of amylases, it is urgent to comprehensively gasp the future research trend of amylase, which promotes research and applications of amylase. Besides, the understand the past, present and future of amylase research helps scientists to further pursuit frontier of amylase research in global scale. Therefore, we used data-driven analysis method to present the hot points and further trends of amylase, which obtains data from Web of Science database. We comparatively analyzed the research hot points of amylases from several scales: Publication trends, Disciplinary trends, Interdisciplinary research tendency, and Collaborations trends. The results show that the research of amylase has good continuity on research contents, containing applications of amylases, the catalytic models of amylases, and the amylase-related nutrition and metabolism. Amylase research in terms of “Nutrition & dietetics” and “Agriculture” fields may be the further new disciplinary trends. Additionally, the intensive collaboration of amylases focuses on structural function, chemical, and physical properties of amylase.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalFood Reviews International
StateAccepted/In press - 2021


  • amylase application
  • Amylase research trends
  • data-driven analysis
  • industrial amylase

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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