Universiti Sains Malaysia research publication: a bibliometric study

Universiti Sains Malaysia research publication: a bibliometric study. In: Asia-Pacific Library & Information Education & Practice, July 2013, Pullman Khon Kaen Raja Orchid Hotel. Khon Kaen City, Thailand. (Submitted) (2013)


Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) has been recognised as a Research University (RU) since 2006. USM offers educational and research opportunities for students and staffs in developing academic excellence. Many journal articles have been published every year through various publishers and databases. The requirement of the university states that academic staffs and postgraduate students are required to
publish at least one or two articles in any journals with impact factor. Every year, the university will be audited by the Ministry of Higher Education to verify the consistency
of criteria and requirement of the RU status. Therefore, citation analysis or bibliometric study is needed to evaluate the progress of university research as well as
to ensure consistency in research quality and its development. In this study, 1371 articles published in 2012 were analysed in terms of percentage of subjects, number
of main authors and co-authors from USM. The relationship and collaborations among authors was also analysed to identify the extent to which the researches had contributed to research development in each particular field of study. Author selfcitation and journal self-citation were also examined as these types of citation determined the total citations and the h-index. Journal ranking was also determined. All data were derived from Web of Science (WOS) in the form of journal articles. This database was chosen because it provided the impact factor of the journal, citations, and h-index. The results from this study provide useful insights for university evaluation, selection of subjects and journals to publish in, and implications for
research development.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Citation analysis, Citation sources, Journal ranking, Bibliometrics
Taxonomy: By Subject > Information Management > Reference and Bibliometrics Services
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Depositing User: Muhammad Shafiq Amirullah
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2022 04:13
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