Journal of Scientometric Research, 2023, 12, 1, 204-210.
Published: April 2023
Type: Research Article
Jung-Chol Jo1, Jin-Bom Jong2, Vasileios Drakopoulos3,*, Song-Il Ri4
1Department of Clinical Medicine, Nampho Medical University, Ezzat Shahrour, NORTH KOREA.
2Department of Informatics, Institute of Science Strategy, Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA.
3Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics, University of Thessaly, Lamia, GREECE.
4Department of Mathematics, University of Science, Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA
To ensure the strategic focus on science and technology development, it is essential to scrutinise the world research trends and demand as well as to strategically decide on priority research topics. This article suggests a methodological procedure to select strategically priority research and development subjects in terms of bibliometric analysis of the scientific literature database. Among the research topics studied frequently in a research field, we identify core subject topics with high multi-disciplinarity and give them priorities as strategic alternatives for research and development. The analytic procedure suggested can be applied effectively to discover the strategic options for research and development in any scientific area of research and development bodies that exercise the tracking type of research and development strategy.
Keywords: Bibliometric analysis; Science mapping; Subject network; Research popularity; Priority topic.