A bibliometric approach was employed to identify the characteristics of Polish Journal of Environmental Studies during 2000-11. It is a young journal, and bibliometric analyses can provide insights into its citation and performance pattern. Findings can be used to devise approaches to improve performance for young journals in general. Our analysis includeds the publication's output, distribution of authors' keywords, and performances of countries, institutions, and authors. Bibliometric indicators such as total, single, collaborative, first author, and corresponding author publications were applied. The top-cited publications each year and publications of the highest impact also are reported. Results show that "heavy metals" were the most frequently used author keywords, followed by "soil" and "cadmium!' Authors from 54 different countries published in the journal, with the most publications submitted by authors from Poland. Two Polish institutions, Technical University of Gdańsk and Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, were the main contributing institutions.
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