A Bibliometric Analysis of the Papers on Urban Education
Ye Liang 1  
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School of Geography and Tourism, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi’an, CHINA
Key Laboratory of Environmental Change and Natural Disaster of Ministry of Education, CHINA
State Key Laboratory of Earth Surface Processes and Resource Ecology, Engineering Center of Desertification and Blown-Sand Control of Ministry of Education, Faculty of Geographical Science, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, CHINA
Online publish date: 2018-05-05
Publish date: 2018-05-05
EURASIA J. Math., Sci Tech. Ed 2018;14(7):2857–2866
Researchers generated a comprehensive list of the articles published between 2010 and 2017 in the field of ‘urban education’ by searching the Social Sciences Citation Index database, using the keywords of “urban” and “education”. Only the articles that were under the categories of “education, educational research”, “education scientific disciplines”, “psychology educational”, and “education special” were included. As an additional criterion, all the articles published between 2010 and 2017 in the journals of “Urban Education” and “Education and Urban Society” were included. The researchers examined these articles according to a few criteria such as h-classics publications, authors, organizations, country of origin, article types, research areas, and journal titles. There is the total of 2123 publications that were checked and retrieved in the field of “urban education” between 2010 and 2017. Although the number of publications differs year by year, the sum of the citations received the increase from year to year on a regular basis. There are 35 articles, that was cited more than h-index, as h-classics in this field for this period and top ten of these h-classics are reported in this study. “Urban Education” and “Education and Urban Society” were revealed as the most prominent journals in the field of urban education. Also, the results show that the most cited articles, the most prolific authors and organizations, and top journals in this field are from the USA. Also, when we look at the overall record for the countries of origin, the USA has an overwhelming superiority in this field. This bibliometric analysis contributes to the literature of urban education through a historical perspective. Results show that the “urban education” field attracts more attention of the researchers and the impacts of these publications are increasing from year to year. Also, there is a prevalence of the USA in the field of urban education.
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