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Exploring Growth and Impact of Research Productivity for Prince of Songkla University (PSU) on Scopus Database: A Bibliometric Analysis
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This paper presents a Bibliometric analysis of Prince of Songkla University (PSU) based on the Scopus database for 1978-2021. The study aimed to explore the current state, the trends, characteristics of Prince of Songkla University (PSU), i.e., growth of research output, collaboration trends, authorship pattern, citation patterns, contributing countries, and organizations. A total of 14,644 publications consulted of PSU published during the year 1978-2021 retrieved from the Scopus database, and these articles had a total of 10,257 cited items. The method used to display the research pattern and research activity on a particular topic is the bibliometric analysis commonly used recently in various research productivity. This paper employed quantitative and quantitative assessment using bibliometric analysis and visualization analysis with Biblioshiny for Bibliometrix package in RStudio, MS-Excel, and VOSviewer software. This study points out the development status and trends of scholarly contributions for PSU. These results can help the scholars get a comprehensive understanding of the knowledge structures and publishing trends. The findings will also help the research community know research identity and research impact, which might be anxiety for individual scholars and the university. The university may promote research culture, restructure the research policies with trends to enhance and enrich individuals' research performance and interdisciplinary research.
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