A Bibliometric Analysis on 'Fertility Rate' Research Trends

International Journal of Professional Business Review, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 1-14, July 2016

14 Pages Posted: 1 Aug 2016  

Shalini Nagaratnam

Taylor's University

Nader Ale Ebrahim

Centre for Research Services, Institute of Management and Research Services (IPPP), University of Malaya (UM); University of Malaya (UM) - Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture

Muzafar Shah Habibullah

Universiti Putra Malaysia

Date Written: July 19, 2016

Abstract

The systematic literature search on the fertility rate was performed on articles from the Web of Science compiled by the Institute of Scientific Information (ISI) to provide major publication characteristics. All articles related to Fertility from year 1980 to 2011 were analyzed with the bibliometric approach using non-parametrics techniques. Total Citation, Citation per year and Cited References were significantly different between the 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s, with more than a 100% increase in the number of publication. The association between number of authors and citation per year were significantly weak. Number of publication in a journal posed a poor negative association with the citation per year. Similarity between Authors Keyword and KeyWords Plus® do not promote the increase in citation per year. The author’s affiliation and country of publication would be an interesting exploration for future fertility research. The bibiliometric analyses on Fertility is rather new and vital, as the key finding will provide researchers guidance in the literature search and future publication.

Keywords: Fertility, Bibliometrics, Publication Trend, Author Keyword, KeyWords Plus

JEL Classification: L11, L1, L2, M11, M12, M1, M54, Q1, O1, O3, P42, P24, P29, Q31, Q32, L17

Suggested Citation

Nagaratnam, Shalini and Ale Ebrahim, Nader and Habibullah, Muzafar Shah, A Bibliometric Analysis on 'Fertility Rate' Research Trends (July 19, 2016). International Journal of Professional Business Review, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 1-14, July 2016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2811543

Shalini Nagaratnam

Taylor's University ( email )

Lakeside Campus, No. 1, Jalan Taylor's
Subang Jaya, Selangor 47500
Malaysia

Nader Ale Ebrahim (Contact Author)

Centre for Research Services, Institute of Management and Research Services (IPPP), University of Malaya (UM) ( email )

Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
University of Malaya (UM)
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
Malaysia

HOME PAGE: http://https://umresearch.um.edu.my/

University of Malaya (UM) - Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture ( email )

Kuala Lumpur, 50603
Malaysia

Muzafar Shah Habibullah

Universiti Putra Malaysia ( email )

Department of Economics
Faculty of Economics and Management
Serdang, Selangor 43400
Malaysia
+603-89467635 (Phone)
+603-89467665 (Fax)

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