Environmental sciences research in northern Australia, 2000-2011: a bibliometric analysis within the context of a national research assessment exercise

Mamtora, Jayshree, Wolstenholme, Jacqueline K., and Haddow, Gaby (2014) Environmental sciences research in northern Australia, 2000-2011: a bibliometric analysis within the context of a national research assessment exercise. Scientometrics, 98 (1). pp. 265-281.

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This paper reports on a bibliometric analysis of environmental sciences research in northern Australia between 2000 and 2011. It draws on publications data for Charles Darwin University (CDU) and James Cook University (JCU) researchers to present a bibliometric profile of the journals in which they publish, the citations to their research outputs, and the key research topics discussed in the publications. Framing this analysis, the study explored the relationship between the two universities’ publications and their ‘fit’ with the environmental sciences field as defined by the Australian research assessment model, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA). The Scopus database retrieved more records than Web of Science, although only minor differences were seen in the journals in which researchers published most frequently and the most highly cited articles. Strong growth in publications is evident in the 12 year period, but the journals in which the researchers publish most frequently differ from the journals in which the most highly cited articles are published. Many of the articles by CDU and JCU affiliated researchers are published in journals outside of the environmental sciences category as defined by Scopus and Web of Science categories and the ERA, however, the research conducted at each university aligns closely with that institution’s research priorities.

Item ID: 26676
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1588-2861
Keywords: environmental sciences, northern Australia, Excellence in Research for Australia, Charles Darwin University, James Cook University, Fields of Research codes
Research Data: https://research.jcu.edu.au/researchdata/default/detail/696d3c5e3ad33013fd6f3d40bae9f5dd/
Date Deposited: 23 May 2013 23:08
FoR Codes: 08 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 0807 Library and Information Studies > 080705 Informetrics @ 40%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050299 Environmental Science and Management not elsewhere classified @ 30%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160511 Research, Science and Technology Policy @ 30%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development @ 80%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9606 Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation > 960699 Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation not elsewhere classified @ 20%
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