Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Date of this Version

Winter 9-20-2023


This study analysed the trends and patterns of articles published in Digital Culture and Education Journal (DCEJ) from 2009 to 2018 covering a period of 10 years. Five bibliometric measures were used for the analysis: Year-wise productivity of articles; authorship pattern of articles; core authorship; degree of author collaboration; Institution and country affiliation of authors in DCEJ. The results revealed that a total of 108 articles were published and the year 2014 (Vol. 6) had the highest number of articles with 26 (24.07%). The most prolific authors was Fabian Schäfer with three (3) articles. Single authorships were the most productive with a total of 60 (55.56%) publications. The degree of collaboration was highest at 0.8 in Volume 10 (2018). Authorship emerged from 26 countries and authors from United States of America were the highest number with 68 (30.09%). Authorship affiliated to Universities had the highest number of 161 (71.24%) articles. The findings suggests that although collaborative research is common in DCEJ, there is need to encourage multidisciplinary collaborations. This is because of the high number of single authorship patterns identified in the study. The complex nature of DCEJ will require a mix of ideas with multidisciplinary collaborations. This may be achieved by creating awareness and proper indexing in reputable databases, which will encourage visibility and build interest in the journal. Also, some important authorship information were not given such as sex and affiliations. It is recommended that the editorial team should include and ensure that future researches comply with authors’ guidelines for submission.