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Quantitative Analysis of Quality Research Output in the Field of Physics: A Bibliometric Evaluation of Literature in Bahrain and Kuwait

International Journal of Information Studies and Libraries

Volume 6 Issue 1

Published: 2021
Author(s) Name: Md. Safiqur Rahaman, Khadeeja M. N. Ansari | Author(s) Affiliation: Librarian, Deanship of Library Affairs, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, KSA
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The present study compares research productivity in physics in Bahrain and Kuwait, as indexed in the Web of Science database during 2011-2020. Scientometric indices, such as the yearly research growth, type of research, prolific author, most impactful source, productive institutions, and most cited country and documents, portray the different dimensions. It was examined that during 2011-2020, there was a substantial increase in the yearly output of physics literature in Bahrain and Kuwait. The study reveals that the literature in physics is gradually increasing, and there is an upwards trend. The year 2019 was the leading year for contributions from Bahrain (78 papers) as well as Kuwait (272 papers). Coincidently, Bououdina M (189 papers) was the most prolific author in both Bahrain and Kuwait. ‘Optic’ (24 papers) was the most productive source for Bahrain, while it was ‘AIP Conference Proceedings’ (54 papers) for Kuwait. X-Ray Diffraction (84) was the most researched title topic in Bahrain, while it was Nano Fluidics (132) for Kuwait. Single author collaboration for Bahrain was 69, while it was 160 for Kuwait; documents per author collaboration for Bahrain was 0.513 and was 0.233 for Kuwait; and authors per documents collaboration for Bahrain was 1.95 and for Kuwait was 4.3. However, the research trends specify a greater scope for higher research in physics in Bahrain and Kuwait.

Keywords: Scientometric, Physics, Bahrain, Kuwait, Research Output, Source Impact, Author Impact

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