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Date of this Version

2020

Abstract

Background: The Journal of Computers in Human Behavior published its first issue in 1985. This study presents a general overview of the journal from 1985 until 2019 using bibliometric indicators to assess its performance.

Methods: The data for this study, dating between 1985 and 2019, was extracted from Scopus database. All the information was exported in CSV format for data analysis. Additionally, Visualization was done by VOS viewer software and applying techniques such as Co-occurrence of keywords, Co-citation of journals, and bibliographic coupling of countries.

Results: The results show that the Journal of Computers in Human Behavior has experienced a remarkable growth of both publications and citations in the last 34 years. The paper of Davis R.A. (2001), "Cognitive-behavioral model of pathological Internet use", was the most highly-cited paper of the journal. The United States, Michigan State University, and Kirschner, P.A. were the most active country, university and author in the Journal of Computers in Human Behavior. The clustering of keywords indicates that the most frequent keywords can fall into five clusters. Finally, the co-citation map of cited journals in Journal of Computers in Human Behavior papers showed that the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, the Journal of Applied Psychology and the Management Information Systems Quarterly were three main cited journals.

Conclusion: This is the first comprehensive study offering a bibliometric overview of the leading trends of the Journal of Computers in Human Behavior over its history.

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