Research Progress and Trends of Automated Writing Evaluation System in English Writing: A Systematic Bibliometric Analysis (2011-2023)

Dunjiao Xiao, Maslawati Mohamad, Wenyi Li


This study presents a systematic literature review on the application of the automated writing evaluation system in English writing in China. It aims to explore the research progress and trends in English writing during the period (2011-2023). Journal papers in this study were extracted from the two main databases: CNKI and EBSCOhost, dating from January 1, 2011, to June 22, 2023. The PRISMA 2020 guidelines and the bibliometric analysis technique design were adopted to conduct an in-depth analysis of the journal articles on the automatic writing evaluation system. Additionally, a comparative study on Performance Analysis, Science Mapping and Network Analysis on the number of published articles, authors, institutions, h-index(h) papers, and keywords were identified. Besides that, the thematic analysis of the keywords revealed the research focuses of in English writing education. Thus, the findings culminated the research progress and trends in China and the world by discussing the implications of the results and indicated promising directions for future research.

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World Journal of English Language
ISSN 1925-0703(Print)  ISSN 1925-0711(Online)

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