International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Scholarly communication trends through the literature of Mathematics education
Yahya Ibrahim Harande, Binta Faruk Ladan

Citation analysis is considered as one of the appropriate and widely practiced methodsfor examining different forms of data, to find information on scholarly communication patterns of authors on a given literature, discipline or subject. Relatedness of journals can also be established through citation analysis. In this study, references that appeared on the articles published in the international journal of Mathematics education for the period covering 2004-2008 were examined, using citation analysis techniques. The finding reveals that, a total number of sixty six, (66) journal articles were produced during the five (5) year period of the study. The highest number of articles produced was (16) in 2008. Also the highest number of authors (43) was recorded in 2008. A total number of (3294) references were cited for the entire sixty six, (66) journal articles in the period of the study. The study confirmed that, Journal articles were found to be most cited materials with 38.5%, followed by books with 28.6%. The highest number of citation (399) appeared in volume 38 with (15) articles.

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