A bibliometric assessment of ASEAN collaboration in plant biotechnology

Jane Payumo, Taurean C. Sutton

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    Abstract

    This study draws on publication and citation data related to plant biotechnology from a 10-year (2004–2013) period to assess the research performance, impact, and collaboration of member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Plant biotechnology is one of the main areas of cooperation between ASEAN member states and among the research areas promoted to achieve regional food security and sustainable development. In general, findings indicate increased scientific output, influence, and overall collaboration of ASEAN countries in plant biotechnology over time. Research performance and collaboration (domestic, regional, and international) of the region in plant biotechnology are linked to the status of the economic development of each member country. Thailand produced the most publications of the ASEAN member states while Singapore had the highest influence as indicated by its citation activity in plant biotechnology among the ASEAN countries. Domestic and international collaborations on plant biotechnology are numerous. Regional collaboration or partnership among ASEAN countries was, however, was found to be very limited, which is a concern for the region’s goal of economic integration and science and technology cooperation. More studies using bibliometric data analysis need to be conducted to understand plant biotechnology cooperation and knowledge flows between ASEAN countries. © 2015 Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary
    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)1043-1059
    Number of pages17
    JournalScientometrics
    Volume103
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Apr 3 2015

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Library and Information Sciences
    • Social Sciences(all)
    • Law
    • Computer Science Applications

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