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Impact of Published Articles on Trade Liberalization from 1980-2015: A Bibliometric Study

AFRREV IJAH: An International Journal of Arts and Humanities, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 16-32, 2017

18 Pages Posted: 21 Sep 2017  

Murtala Muhammad

University of Malaya (UM)

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

Gold Lola Kafilah

University of Malaya

Abubakar Ahmed

University of Malaya (UM)

Date Written: September 20, 2017

Abstract

In this research, the viable impact of scholarly research on trade liberalisation by a bibliometric approach from 1980-2015 is examined. The paper analysed 886 academic articles extracted from the ISI Web of Science Core Collection database. Trade liberalisation research is notably interdisciplinary, with articles principally in journals for economics, international relations, and planning development. This study found that the field became evidently viable with more than ten articles per year from 1990 – 2015. The proportion of articles with at least one citation from 1980 – 2015 is 56.43%. The top 100 articles have a minimum of 25 citations. Given this, this study created a citation matrix trend to determine two decade’s total citation per year. The data are statistically analysed. Furthermore, the study produced a cloud map showing the Web of Science research categories. Based on the results of this study, insight into citation forecast for future research to advance knowledge on trade liberalisation is provided.

Keywords: Article Word Count, Citation Matrix, Publication Trends, Trade Liberalisation, Web of Science, Highly Cited Papers

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

Suggested Citation

Muhammad, Murtala and Ale Ebrahim, Nader and Kafilah, Gold Lola and Ahmed, Abubakar, Impact of Published Articles on Trade Liberalization from 1980-2015: A Bibliometric Study (September 20, 2017). AFRREV IJAH: An International Journal of Arts and Humanities, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 16-32, 2017. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3040424

Murtala Muhammad

University of Malaya (UM) ( email )

University of Malaya, Faculty of Economics & Admin
Kuala Lumpur, 50603

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

Gold Lola Kafilah

University of Malaya ( email )

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

Abubakar Ahmed

University of Malaya (UM) ( email )

University of Malaya, Faculty of Economics & Admin
Kuala Lumpur, 50603

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