This study carries out a bibliometric retrospective of the journal Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education (EJMSTE) between 2012 and 2017 by using the bibliometric analysis and visualizing approaches. A series of bibliometric indicators, such as H-Classics publications, major prolific authors, institutions and countries and research themes etc., were included. With the help of 655 structured data retrieved from the Web of Science, we found a rapid growth trend of published productions. The most prolific authors, institutions and countries (territories) are mainly from Turkey and Taiwan, and this indicates this journal was dominated by these two countries (territories). Analysis of research themes showed science education, teacher education, mathematics education, attitude/attitudes research, problem solving and professional development were the main research themes for this journal. The citation impact analysis of research theme showed that three themes (i.e., student teacher, Technology Acceptance Model and animals) attracted more citations than others. Six clusters were identified which formed the main knowledge base of this journal. Analysis of cited and citing journals presented the knowledge commutation status of EJMSTE between other journals. These findings will help the readers to get a quick and intuitive overview and may be useful for helping the possible authors in deciding if their papers should be submitted to EJMSTE.
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Article Type: Research Article
EURASIA J Math Sci Tech Ed, 2018, Volume 14, Issue 3, 765-775
Publication date: 30 Nov 2017
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