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Date of this Version

Summer 6-2-2021


The present study is a scientometric and visualization study of Global Public Administration research. The study aims to traverse the present status of Public Administration research through network analysis and visualizations study of the Public Administration publications during the study period 2016-2020. A total number of 7383 documents has been retrieved from the Web of Science database. VOSviewer, MSExcel, Bibexcel, and RStadio statistical software are used for data analysis. The study focuses on numerous aspects of the public administration research such as document types, the growth of publications, most relevant sources, most prolific authors, authorship pattern, corresponding authors country, most cited countries, most relevant affiliations, the keyword co-occurrence analysis, and density visualization involved. The highest number of publications is in 2020 with 1712 (23.18%) records, but the lowest number of publications in 2016 i.e., with 1243 (16.83%) records. The majority of publications were written by Solomon AW 17 articles. The USA was found to be leading the research with 2368 articles. This study shows the growth of Public Administration research across the world performance of citation count, collaboration rate, and so on. This study is based on the Web of Science (WoS) core collection database. Further research using other databases such as Scopus,, PubMed, and Chemical abstract could be tried.