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Knowledge and prospects of Sri Lankan aquatic science research: A bibliometric analyses

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Tharindu Bandara

Uva Wellassa University, Passara Road, 90000 Badulla, LK
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Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Animal Science and Export Agriculture

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The present study summarizes the research productivity and international collaboration in aquatic studies conducted by Sri Lankan scholars during 2000-2019. The study was based on the SCOPUS® database. R programming language, package bibliometrix and Vosviewer software were employed in the analysis. Results of the present study indicate that increasing growth trend in the annual number of publications. A significant correlation (p<0.05) between the number of articles and per capita GDP (Gross Domestic Production) was also observed. Senior authors dominated in terms of the article count, citation count, h index, and other author productivity indices. Journal of the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka had the highest article count (n=33). Aquatic studies in Sri Lanka were more locally funded. Sri Lanka had strong research collaborations with Japan, South Korea and Australia. During 2000-2019, the transition of aquatic studies from lacustrine field studies to molecular lab-based studies were observed. The findings of the present study may provide a comprehensive understanding on the current context and future directions of aquatic studies in Sri Lanka.
How to Cite: Bandara, T., 2022. Knowledge and prospects of Sri Lankan aquatic science research: A bibliometric analyses. Sri Lanka Journal of Aquatic Sciences, 27(1), pp.1–16. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljas.v27i1.7592
Published on 21 Mar 2022.
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