Scientific Study of Middle East countries in Psychology

Biglu, Mohammad-Hossein and Chakhmachi, Negin and Biglu, Sahar Scientific Study of Middle East countries in Psychology. Collnet Journal of Scientometrics and Information Management, 2014, vol. 7, n. 2, pp. 293-296. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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Introduction: A bibliometrics analysis was conducted to explore the scientific activities in the field of psychology from Middle East countries in contrast to the leading countries in the world throughout 1996-2010. Methodology: All row data was extracted from the SCImago. The SCImago Journal & Country Rank is a portal that includes the journals and country scientific indicators developed from the information contained in the Scopus database. Results: The study showed that a total number of 5,186 citable publications in the field of psychology came from the Middle East countries. Israel with producing 82.2% of total citable publications was the most productive country in the region. The following countries were Iran (5.5%), Kuwait (3.0%), Lebanon (2.4%), and United Arab Emirates (2.3%). The fraction of other countries (Iraq, Jordan, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Yemen) in the region was 4.3%. Conclusion: The most majority of publications came from North America (48%) and Western Europe (32%). Regarding to the subject categories 47% of total publications was in the subject area of miscellaneous Psychology, 12% in Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology, 10% in Clinical Psychology, 10% in Experimental and Cognitive Psychology, 8% in Developmental and Educational Psychology, 7% in Social Psychology and 6% in Applied Psychology.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Scientometrics, Bibliometrics, Scientific Profile, Psychology, Middle East
Subjects: A. Theoretical and general aspects of libraries and information.
B. Information use and sociology of information
L. Information technology and library technology
Depositing user: Mohammad Hossein Biglu
Date deposited: 06 Mar 2014 20:09
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:30



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