Two Decades of Research on Early Career Faculties (ECFs): A Bibliometric Analysis of Trends across Regions

Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities (JSSH), 28(1), 325 - 342, 2020

26 Pages Posted: 21 Apr 2020

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Farrah Dina Yusop

Universiti Malaya - Department of Curriculum and Instructional Technology; Universiti Malaya - Academic Enhancement and Leadership Development Centre (ADeC)

Fauza Ab Ghaffar

Fauza Ab Ghaffar

Mahmoud Danaee

University Malaya

Amira Firdaus

Department of Media and Communication Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Universiti Malaya

Nur Azah Hamzaid

Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Malaya

Zahiruddin Fitri Abu Hassan

Department of Building Surveying, Faculty of Built Environment, Universiti Malaya

Fatiha Senom

Department of Language and Literacy Education, Faculty of Education, Universiti Malaya

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

Yiibonn Bong

University of Malaya

MC Yap

Department of Curriculum and Instructional Technology, Faculty of Education, Universiti Malaya

Date Written: March 19, 2020

Abstract

Early Career Faculties (ECFs) are an important demographic of university faculty population shaping the future of the institution and higher education, despite the challenges they face as new academics. Analysis of scholarly output on ECFs offers useful data to inform and aid both national policy formulations and institutional planning decisions especially in ECFs’ support and development. Peer-reviewed high impact journals and academic databases provide highly valid and reliable sources of data and information on ECFs. This study examines the trend of ECFs research over two decades comparing scholarly output and research impact across global regions, in Web of Science and Scopus Elsevier. The bibliometric analysis highlights key topics of research and publications related to ECFs and identify the regions and countries most actively research on the topic. The trend of research on ECFs has been found to increase exponentially beginning the 1990s worldwide, mostly from western institutions (76%). Publications after the year 2012 focused more on issues related to ECFs’ preparation towards life in academia, their motivation, and challenges, the support structure for ECFs and strategies to adapt to life as faculty members. Such bibliometric analysis findings can be a useful reference for policy formulation within national or regional systems of higher education, and institutional strategic planning.

Keywords: Academics, bibliometric analysis, early- career faculty, higher education, trends

JEL Classification: L1, L11, L7, M11, M12, M1, M54, Q1, O1, O3, Q31, Q32, P24, P42, P29, L17

Suggested Citation

Yusop, Farrah Dina and Ab Ghaffar, Fauza and Danaee, Mahmoud and Firdaus, Amira and Azah Hamzaid, Nur and Fitri Abu Hassan, Zahiruddin and Senom, Fatiha and Ale Ebrahim, Nader and Bong, Yii Bonn and Yap, MC, Two Decades of Research on Early Career Faculties (ECFs): A Bibliometric Analysis of Trends across Regions (March 19, 2020). Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities (JSSH), 28(1), 325 - 342, 2020, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3558762

Farrah Dina Yusop (Contact Author)

Universiti Malaya - Department of Curriculum and Instructional Technology ( email )

Faculty of Education
Universiti Malaya
Kuala Lumpur, 50603
Malaysia

Universiti Malaya - Academic Enhancement and Leadership Development Centre (ADeC) ( email )

Malaysia

Fauza Ab Ghaffar

Fauza Ab Ghaffar ( email )

Mahmoud Danaee

University Malaya ( email )

Level 14, Wisma R&D, University of Malaya Jalan Pa
KL, RI KL 59990
Malaysia
0060173601650 (Phone)

Amira Firdaus

Department of Media and Communication Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Universiti Malaya ( email )

Nur Azah Hamzaid

Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Malaya ( email )

Zahiruddin Fitri Abu Hassan

Department of Building Surveying, Faculty of Built Environment, Universiti Malaya ( email )

Fatiha Senom

Department of Language and Literacy Education, Faculty of Education, Universiti Malaya ( email )

Nader Ale Ebrahim

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

Yii Bonn Bong

University of Malaya ( email )

Institute of Research Management & Services (IPPP)
University of Malaya
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
Malaysia

HOME PAGE: http://https://www.linkedin.com/in/yii-bonn-bong-4a957175/

MC Yap

Department of Curriculum and Instructional Technology, Faculty of Education, Universiti Malaya ( email )

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