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Global Study on Flying Foxes (Pteropus Livingstonii): A Bibliometric Analysis and Knowledge Mapping

Library Herald Year : 2023, Volume : 61, Issue : 1 First page : ( 61) Last page : ( 76) Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469. Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-2469.2023.00006.4

Global Study on Flying Foxes (Pteropus Livingstonii): A Bibliometric Analysis and Knowledge Mapping

Verma Sapna1, Waris Abu2, Naseer Mirza Muhammad3, Ahmad Shakil4 1Librarian, Swami Vivekanand Government Post Graduate College, Neemuch, Madhya Pradesh, India, Email: sapnaverma.du@gmail.com 2Assistant Professor, Deanship of Library Affairs, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia, E-mail: abuwaris@iau.edu.sa 3Assistant Professor, Deanship of Library Affairs, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia, E-mail: mmnaseer@iau.edu.sa 4Lecturer, Deanship of Library Affairs, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia, Email: shahmad@iau.edu.sa Abstract The aim of the study is to know the various aspects of research publications on flying foxes, including types of documents, annual scientific productivity, top contributing authors and their impact, authorship and collaboration pattern, top contributing countriesand organizations, most important source publication, most cited papers, commonly used keywords in the area of flying foxes. Bibliometric methods were used to investigate these aspects of research publications on flying foxes. The bibliographic records of research output onflying foxes were downloaded from the Web of Science core collection. The results of the study revealed a consistent increase in the annual scientific productivity of flying foxes’ literature. The last twenty years of the study (from 2001 to 2020) where most productive as 1,275 papers were published during this period, and 1,141 cited papers received the highest number of citations (n=32,054). Wang contributed the highest number of research publications (85) on flying foxes. He also emerged as the highly cited (4,315) author in the field. To the best of our knowledge, this seems to be the first comprehensive bibliometric study that productivity and citations, citation impact to present a holistic picture of the Flying Foxes (Pteropus livingstonii) literature. Keywords Fruit bats, Bats, Flying foxes, Genus Pteropus, Megabats, Pteropus pselaphon, Scientometrics, Bibliometrics.

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