Mobil Sosyal Ağlar Üzerine Küresel Ölçekte Yapılan Yayınların Değerlendirilmesi: Bilimetrik Bir Araştırma
Evaluation of Publications Concerning Mobile Social Networks on a Global Scale: A Scientometric Research
Mobile social networks (MSN) have been becoming increasingly popular today, bringing not only the interaction of different users and platforms to an abnormal pace of information distribution and network development, but also different behavior patterns. This emerging paradigm presents new research fields for researchers. This study aims to evaluate the current development and trends of researches on MSN through scientometric analysis. For this purpose, this study examined 314 research articles on mobile social networks that are covered by Web of Science database during 2000-2018. Within the scope of analysis, several publication characteristics were used to evaluate the productivity, impact, and research performance of countries, journals, authors, and research institutions. In the light of findings, it is thought that this study provides useful information for researchers and practitioners and can also guide future studies.
Editor: H. Kemal İlter, Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Turkey
Received: August 19, 2018, Accepted: October 18, 2018, Published: November 10, 2018
Copyright: © 2018 IMISC Bölen et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.