INTRODUCTORY PREFACE: Publication Patterns of the Central European Public Administration Review – A Bibliometric Analysis

Keywords: authorship patterns, bibliometric analysis, CiteSpace, journal metrics, journal performance, knowledge map

Abstract

On the 20th anniversary of the Central European Public Administration Review (CEPAR), this study underscores the significance of the journal’s inclusion in indexing. Employing scient metrics, bibliometric techniques, and knowledge mapping, the analysis offers a comprehensive overview of CEPAR’s evolution over the past two decades, the challenges encountered following the journal’s indexing in Web of Science, and the distinctive
characteristics of authorship patterns. The data used in bibliometric analysis was extracted from Web of Science and covers the period 2018– 2023 (103 papers), while the data for authoring analysis was collected
from the archives of journal volumes covering the period 2003–2023 (425 papers). Over its 21 years of existence, CEPAR has published a total of 425 articles with an average of 20 articles per year. These contributions represent the collaborative efforts of 684 authors from different countries, with the average article written by 1.61 authors. The trend in annual citations is positive, with citations increasing tenfold following indexation in Web of Science. The publications in the sample (bibliometric analysis) were written by 175 authors affiliated with 75 institutions, of which 84% contributed a single article to CEPAR’s evolution. In the five years since its indexing in Web of Science, CEPAR has garnered about 200 citations, approximately 33 per year. The most frequent topics include studies on performance, public administration, comparative analysis, e-government, administrative courts, and access to information.


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Published
2024-05-17
How to Cite
Bunescu, L., & Klun, M. (2024). INTRODUCTORY PREFACE: Publication Patterns of the Central European Public Administration Review – A Bibliometric Analysis. Central European Public Administration Review, 22(1), 7-32. https://doi.org/10.17573/cepar.2024.1.01
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