The development of political science in Central and Eastern Europe: bibliometric perspective, 1996-2013
A paper titled „The development of political science in Central and Eastern Europe: bibliometric perspective, 1996-2013“ by prof. Maja Jokić, PhD, Andrea Mervar, PhD and Stjepan Mateljan, MA was published in the international journal European political science.
This research is aimed at getting a deeper insight into the development of political science from the bibliometric perspective by analysing peer-reviewed journal articles (n=1, 117) indexed in Scopus database and published by authors from fifteen Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries in the 1996-2013 period. Results indicate that the majority of articles (84 per cent) by CEE authors have been published in international journals and in the English language. The visibility of these articles in international journals measured by the mean number of citations is 5.2 per paper, while the same indicator for CEE journal articles amounts to 0.2. Authorship analysis indicates a gradual, but continuous increase in co-authorships. Additionally, there are significant differences in citations between single-authored and co-authored articles, both in international and CEE journals. Co-authorship among CEE authors is present in only 1 per cent of the analysed articles confirming weak collaboration between political scientists in CEE countries.