A bibliometric analysis of physics publications from Middle Eastern countries

Uzun, A
I studied the publication efforts in physics in Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Turkey in terms of a total number of 2368 papers from these countries in international journals for 1990-1994. I looked for the national contributions, main subjects of activity, journal preferences of authors, and co-authorship patterns. Comparisons show that physicists from Egypt and Turkey combined, produced 75% of the total publication output. Half of the Egyptian papers went only to 16% of a set of 115 journals that publish papers from this country. Such a high concentration of papers in a few journals was not the case for the rest of the countries. Condensed matter physics was found to be among the three most active subjects for the countries except Iran. Iranian authors tended to be more active in astrosciences, and nuclear science and technology. I found a change in the publication patterns of the Middle Eastern physicists in the direction of decreasing isolation and increasing collaboration.


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Citation Formats
A. Uzun, “A bibliometric analysis of physics publications from Middle Eastern countries,” SCIENTOMETRICS, pp. 259–269, 1996, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/64275.