Bibliometrics records of global research on riparian zones in the XXI century
The following dataset is constituted by records of Riparian Zones (RZs) literature extracted from Scopus principal collections, and used in a bibliometric review research. Query: we defined a temporal interval from 2001 to 2020 (search date: 27-11-2020), covering about 20 years of scientific literature. The types of documents searched in Scopus were articles, books, book chapters and reviews, representing, from our perspective, the most important categories of peer-reviewed published research material. The following string was then searched: "riparian area*" OR "riparian zone*", since the terms ‘area’ and ‘zone’ are both commonly used in riparian studies; the asterisk was used to ensure the inclusion of plural words. The search string was applied to all words present in the publication title or in the authors keywords; this choice aimed to consider publications that include a primary focus on RZs. The documents were searched in English language. Records are provided in BibTex and CSV formats.