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Yibo Yang, Tongji University, China,

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Internet finance has gained growing popularity in internet plus environment. While various problems have emerged, and hindered the sustainable growth of internet finance industry. Thus, a summary of existent research and directions for future study are expected. However, few comprehensive literature reviews has been published. This paper presents a thorough bibliometric and network analysis following a systematic literature review methodology. The analysis begins by identifying 331 published studies in Web of Science. Prolific authors, institutions and nations are identified by rigorous bibliometric tools. Based on citation and co-citation analysis, influential papers from different time periods are identified. Established and emergent research clusters are identified for topological analysis by coupling analysis. Future research opportunities are pointed out.