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Table 1 Publications on CSR

From: A literature review of the history and evolution of corporate social responsibility

Year Number of publications
Science Direct Pro Quest Web of Science
2010 1097 5735 479
2011 1448 6230 577
2012 1995 6911 605
2013 2002 7360 730
2014 2813 7418 770
2015 3321 8182 1394
2016 2753 8188 1632
2017 2845 5670 1816
  1. Note. Developed by the authors with the following considerations:
  2. 1) The data was obtained from three online data bases: Science Direct, ProQuest and Web of Science
  3. 2) The search was conducted for the term “corporate social responsibility”
  4. 3) For Science Direct the numbers correspond to the results of the advance search tool within the full text under these categories: review articles, research articles, data articles, editorials, and replication studies
  5. 4) For ProQuest the numbers correspond to the results of the advance search tool within the following categories: a) source type: conference papers & proceedings, dissertations & theses, reports, scholarly journals, standards and practice guidelines, working papers; b) document type: all; c) language: all; d) the search was conducted within the full text of peer reviewed articles. For the case of the search in ProQuest, it is particularly interesting to notice that the year 2017 had the lowest amount of publications, even less than in the year 2010
  6. 5) For Web of Science the numbers correspond to the results of the advance search tool within the following categories: a) document type: article, book, book chapter, data paper, discussion, and review; b) language: all; c) the search was conducted in the themes and titles of the publications