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Date of this Version

Winter 1-15-2021


Purpose: The research conducted for a systematic analysis of the development and trends in scientific literature production and collaboration pattern of the faculties of Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University (IAU), between 2010 to 2020 as the research productivity is one of the evaluation parameters of universities performance.

Design/methodology/approach: The study comprises the data collected from the web of science core collection (WoSCC) for the selected period. MS-Excel, MS. Access 2016, open-source software namely, Biblioshiny, ScientoPy and VOSviewer used for data analysis. The work tackled with the annual scientific research paper production, prolific authors, collaborations, most relevant sources, frequently used keywords, topic distribution, research fronts, and research trends. The collaborations amongst the leading research organizations and groups were investigated with co-citation and keywords co-occurrence analysis.

Findings: The study indicated that the scientific literature productivity increased and the authors of IAU have significant national and international collaborations. Indo American Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences found a preferred source for publication, Baykal A noted as a prolific author with 128 papers, and 1,635 citations. National collaboration (2,716 papers); and for international collaboration Egypt is highest (312 papers). Journal article is the most preferred form of paper produced while Saudi Arabia and Synthesis are frequently used author keywords.

Originality/value: The study could be helpful in visualizing the scientific research productivity of universities and other academic institutions in term of evaluation of academic performances