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A Bibliometric Analysis of Recent Arab Countries Research Activities in Renewable Energy (1966-2014)

[ Vol. 8 , Issue. 2 ]

Author(s):

Samar Jaber, Aiman Eid Al-Rawajfeh and Hossam Etawi   Pages 75 - 86 ( 12 )

Abstract:


A comprehensive analysis of the growth of research activity has been conducted in the field of “Renewable Energy” originating from Arab countries. A bibliometric analysis based on databases Scopus was carried out to follow research activities in this field during the period from 1966-2014. Both quantitative and qualitative perceptions were taken into consideration. This study will improve the understanding of research trends in disciplines related to Renewable Energy. A total of 1,620 documents were published from Arab world. The highest number of articles associated with “Renewable Energy” was from Egypt (20.6%), followed by Saudi Arabia (16.7%). The maximum number of citations was 244 for a paper from Oman. The most productive journal was Renewable Energy. The study identified 723 (44.6%) papers with Arab-foreign country collaborations. The most productive institution was Centre de Developpement des Energies Renouvelables, Algeria. The authors declare that these results are up to the date of 2014, may be some researchers have more publications but it did not appear in the search because not all journals are included in Scopus and some others, and even included in the database, some of its volumes are not included yet.

Keywords:

Arab world, Bibliometric analysis, Renewable Energy, Scientific activity, Scopus, Statistical analysis.

Affiliation:

, Chemical Engineering Department, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan.

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