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IJIET 2016 Vol.6(2): 113-116 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2016.V6.668

An Academic Trend in STEM Education from Bibliometric and Co-Citation Method

Yuan-Chung Yu, Shu-Hsuan Chang, and Li-Chih Yu

Abstract—The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education research still grows continuously in this decade; this study utilized the bibliometric and co-citation method to depict literature characteristics of STEM education, including distribution of journals, publication countries, subject area, most cited references and so on. The analytical data is from querying the database of Social Science Citation Index (SSCI) of ISI Web of knowledge. Data, collected in the database, could be easily analyzed to figure out the popularity of publications and impact of articles through citation indexes. This study provided the distribution of core, relevant, and marginal journal, and describe the academic trend in STEM education.

Index Terms—STEM education, bibliometric method, academic trend, co-citation.

Y. C. Yu and S. H. Chang are with the National Changhua University of Education, Changhua city, Taiwan (e-mail: yucc@mail.dali.tc.edu.tw, shc@cc.ncue.edu.tw).
L. C. Yu is with the National Chengchi University, Taipei city, Taiwan (e-mail: 100356502@nccu.edu.tw).


Cite: Yuan-Chung Yu, Shu-Hsuan Chang, and Li-Chih Yu, "An Academic Trend in STEM Education from Bibliometric and Co-Citation Method," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 113-116, 2016.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2022: 2.0), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Google Scholar
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net


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