Publication Trends in Physics Education: A Bibliometric Study

Journal of Educational Research, vol. 35, pp. 19-36, 2 June, 2015.

14 Pages Posted: 3 Jun 2017  

Seyedh Mahboobeh Jamali

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) - School of Educational Studies

Ahmad Nurulazam Md Zain

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)

Mohd Ali Samsudin

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) - School of Educational Studies

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

Date Written: June 2, 2015

Abstract

A publication trend in Physics Education by employing bibliometric analysis leads the researchers to describe current scientific movement. This paper tries to answer “What do Physics education scientists concentrate in their publications?” by analyzing the productivity and development of publications on the subject category of Physics Education in the period 1980–2013. The Web of Science databases in the research areas of “EDUCATION - EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH” was used to extract the publication trends. The study involves 1360 publications, including 840 articles, 503 proceedings paper, 22 reviews, 7 editorial material, 6 Book review, and one Biographical item. Number of publications with “Physical Education” in topic increased from 0.14 % (n = 2) in 1980 to 16.54 % (n = 225) in 2011. Total number of receiving citations is 8071, with approximately citations per papers of 5.93. The results show the publication and citations in Physic Education has increased dramatically while the Malaysian share is well ranked.

Keywords: Physics Education, Bibliometrics, Citation analysis, Performance evaluation

JEL Classification: Z10, Z29, Z00

Suggested Citation

Jamali, Seyedh Mahboobeh and Md Zain, Ahmad Nurulazam and Samsudin, Mohd Ali and Ale Ebrahim, Nader, Publication Trends in Physics Education: A Bibliometric Study (June 2, 2015). Journal of Educational Research, vol. 35, pp. 19-36, 2 June, 2015.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2979083

Seyedh Mahboobeh Jamali

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) - School of Educational Studies ( email )

Penang, 11800
Malaysia

Ahmad Nurulazam Md Zain

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) ( email )

Jalan Sungai Dua
Minden, Penang 11800
Malaysia

Mohd Ali Samsudin

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) - School of Educational Studies ( email )

Penang, 11800
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

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