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Volume :20 Issue : 77 2002      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

Non Arabic Literature on Middle Eastern Countries A Bibliometric Study (in Arabic)

Auther : Hashem Farahat

This is a bibliometric study of the literature published during the period 1906-1997 in non Arabic languages on Middle Eastern countries covered by Index Islamicus on CD-ROM, second version. The study aims to explore the main characteristics of this literature in terms of its annual, geographical, linguistic, and subject distribution, authors and authorship patterns, and periodicals in which this literature was published. The study indicated that the total number of items published on the Middle East during the period 1906-1997 was 34,567 items as books, journal articles and conference papers. These items constitute about 17% of the total number of items on Islam, Muslims and the Islamic world, covered by Index Islamicus during the period mentioned above. The number of items showed a rapid increase during that period to reach its maximum score in 1990s, the mean number was about 1,500 titles per year. As for linguistic distribution over 50% of the total number of items were published in English, 23% in French and 11% in German respectively. Items are scattered along many subject areas of the social sciences and humanities, over 50% of the titles dealt with the political and historical aspects of outside the Middle East. About 72% of the titles were written by foreign authors. Single authorship seems to be the predominant trend. The percentage of single-authored papers account for almost 94% of the total number of papers, whereas co-authored papers account for 5%. The study also revealed that the literature was scattered across 654 journals of the literary items, 34% were published in core journals.

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