Publication Productivity Pattern of Malaysian Researchers in Scopus from 1995 to 2015

Journal of Scientometric Research,2017,6,2,86-101.
Published:September 2017
Type:Research Article
Author(s) affiliations:

Aryati Bakri*, Nurul Mardhiah Azura, Md Nadzar, Roliana Ibrahim, Muzammil Tahira

Faculty of Computing, University Teknologi Malaysia-81300 Skudai, Johor Bahru, MALAYSIA.


Aim: This study is to understand and analyze the publication productivity as one of the important scientometric indicators of HEI’s performance in Malaysia for duration time of 20 years. Method: This study conducted the scientometric analysis of the research productivity performance of Malaysia’s researchers from June 1995 to June 2015 using Scopus database. All type’ field in the search box where chosen and the chosen keyword is ‘Malaysia’. All related papers are extracted, retrieved and compiled into the personal database in Microsoft Excel. Pre-processing task such as data cleaning were done and with total of 290 093 publications records was identified. These publications records included all type of documents such as articles, conference, review paper, book chapter and books. Result: The remarkably numbers of publication growth from 1995 to 2015. There are huge development of research happens in these 20 years in Malaysia with only 1,610 publication in 1995 increased to 180,797 publication in 2015. Subject area of pure science dominated the percentage of publication such as engineering with 15% from total and the small percentage with total of 5% comes from pure science as well which are physic and astronomy. Conclusion: The increase in publication productivity is a sign of good R&D that is actively happened in this country. This has a positive impact towards Malaysia as well as the related institutions in order to introduce and stamp their name to the world. Therefore, the numbers of collaboration with others countries especially with European countries and America is worth to emphasize. Nonetheless, we understand that there are numbers of factors that associated in producing the publication that can be barriers to the authors such as personal factors, environment factors and behavioral factors.

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Bakri A, Azura NMardhiah, Nadzar M, Ibrahim R, Tahira M. Publication Productivity Pattern of Malaysian Researchers in Scopus from 1995 to 2015. Journal of Scientometric Research. 2017;6(2):86-101. doi:10.5530/jscires.6.2.14.