A Bibliometric Analysis of Linguistics Publications in the Web of Science

Journal of Scientometric Research,2017,6,2,109-118.
Published:September 2017
Type:Research Article
Author(s) affiliations:

Mohammed Ali Mohsen1, Hui-Zhen Fu2, Yuh-Shan Ho3*

1Najran University, College of Arts and Sciences, P.O. Box. 1988, Najran, SAUDI ARABIA.

2Information Resources Management, School of Public Affairs, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, Zhejiang, People’s Republic of CHINA.

3Trend Research Centre, Asia University, No. 500, Lioufeng Road, Wufeng, Taichung County 41354, TAIWAN.


This article investigates the world’s publications in the category of linguistics based on Thomson Reuters’ Social Science Citation Index (SCCI) from 2005-2014. Research achievements were recorded and analyzed, including publication year, characteristics of journals, productivity of authors, institutions, and countries, publication years, citation life of highly cited articles. Results found that while the number of publications dramatically increased, the average number of authors, cited references, and count page in proportion to the number of publications per year remained quietly stable. The USA was the most productive country in all the bibliometric indicators; total of publications single country articles, national and internationally collaborative article; of which University of Illinois in USA ranked the first institution all these indicators. M. On slow from the University of Melbourne was the most productive author. Journal of Memory and Language was the most productive venue of publication; among which, Baayen’s et al. (2008) article was seen as the most top article. Implications of the study findings to researchers and research policy makers are highlighted at the end of the article.

Top 32 authors with Y-index (j≥ 25).

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Mohsen MAli, Fu H-Z, Ho Y-S. A Bibliometric Analysis of Linguistics Publications in the Web of Science. Journal of Scientometric Research. 2017;6(2):109-118. doi:10.5530/jscires.6.2.16.