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Computer science research in Malaysia: a bibliometric analysis

Bakri, Aryati and Willett, P. (2011) Computer science research in Malaysia: a bibliometric analysis. Aslib Proceedings: New Information Perspectives, 63 (2). pp. 321-335. ISSN 0001-253X

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/00012531111135727


Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to analyse the publications of, and the citations to, the current staff of 19 departments of computer science in Malaysian universities, and to compare these bibliometric data with expert peer reviews of Malaysian research performance. Design/methodology/approach: This paper searches citation of the Scopus and Web of Science databases. Findings: Both publication and citation rates are low, although this is at least in part due to some Malaysian universities having only a teaching function. More of the departments' publications were identified in Scopus than in Web of Science, but both databases were needed for comprehensive coverage. Statistically significant relationships were observed between the departments' publication and citation counts and the rankings of the departments' parent universities in two evaluations of the research performance of Malaysian universities. Originality/value: This is the first comparison of bibliometric and peer-review data for Malaysia, and, more generally, for a country with a newly developed higher education system.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:computer studies, Malaysia, publications, research
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions:Computer Science and Information System (Formerly known)
ID Code:28880
Deposited By: Mrs Liza Porijo
Deposited On:30 Nov 2012 00:58
Last Modified:13 Feb 2017 03:30

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