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Date of this Version

6-2021

Abstract

This paper aims to analyze the scientific trend of research on ethnoscience through bibliometric study and to explore how the contribution of Indonesian researchers in the Scopus database from 2011 to 2020. The sample was composed of 536 documents in total. The results revealed that scientific publication on ethnoscience has been increasing. The USA contributed the most documents on ethnoscience as well as Indonesia’s institutions dominated in this area. Indeed, Indonesia put its two representative’s institutions: Universitas Negeri Semarang and Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, among the big ten institutions in the world. All Indonesian documents produced by teacher-producing universities and public universities. The USA and Indonesia have also contributed to the most productive authors of ethnoscience. Then, the visualization of research trend on ethnoscience resulted in three primary clusters: (1) ethnoscience management in the world, (2) ethnoscience in relating to academic domain, anthropology, history, and other social sciences, (3) ethnoscience in connecting with data collecting process, and one secondary cluster: ethnoscience in relating to its effect, lack, and benefit to society as a participant. The research findings could aid related researchers to recognize the trend of ethnoscience research globally and recommend directions for further research.

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