A Century of Sandalwood Oil Research: Bibliometric Analysis using VOSviewer

Heri Septya Kusuma, Zakia Deliana Luthfiah, Andrew Nosakhare Amenaghawon, Handoko Darmokoesoemo

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Sandalwood oil is one of the most expensive essential oils with numerous benefits. This study analyzed the trend of sandalwood oil research from the year of 1914 to the first quarter of the 2023. The information was obtained from the Scopus database at 12 February 2023 using keyword (TITLE-ABS-KEY(“Sandalwood Oil”)) and analyzed with the VOSviewer software for the co-occurrences and the co-authorships. The analyzation show that the research of sandalwood oil increased gradually each year. The United states and India leading the research with the total of publications 64 and 54 out of 269 publications data gathered from Scopus. The most used keyword in sandalwood oil researches are sandalwood oil, unclassified drug and essential oil. This article represents the current research on sandalwood oil that can help on the development of sandalwood oil in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-55
Number of pages7
JournalEgyptian Journal of Chemistry
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2024


  • bibliometric analysis
  • essential oil
  • sandalwood oil
  • Santalum album
  • VOSviewer


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