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To understand the history and research status of information visualization, information visualization research citation data has been collected from the Scopus expanded during the period from 1990 to 2018. Results indicated that the research of information visualization has increased during the studied 29-year period. The country with the highest research output was the United States with 1996 publications, while the institution with the highest research output was the CNRS Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. The majority of research articles have been contributed from developed countries. It also revealed that developed countries have more research advantages in comparison to developing countries. The top three outputs journals were Nucleic Acids Research, BMC Bioinformatics and Bioinformatics.