İletişim Çalışmalarına COVID-19 Pandemisi Etkisi: Bibliyometrik Analiz

Bu araştırmanın amacı COVID-19 pandemi sürecinde iletişim alanına yön veren dergilerde yayımlanan uluslararası makalelerde ağırlıklı olarak hangi konularla ilgili çalışmalar yapıldığı ve bu çalışmaların ne kadarının COVID-19 ile ilgili olduğunun bibliyometrik analiz yöntemi aracığıyla incelenmesidir. Böylelikle iletişim disiplininin pandemi sürecine akademik olarak nasıl tepki verdiği açıklanmaya çalışılmaktadır. Bu amaç doğrultusunda Q1 kategorisinde yer alan Journal Citation Reports (2019) ve Scimago Journal & Country Rank’a (2019) göre iletişim alanındaki etki faktörü yüksek ilk 20 dergi değerlendirmeye alınmıştır. İlgili dergilerde 1 Ocak 2020- 20 Nisan 2021 döneminde yayımlanan makalelere Web of Science veri tabanı aracılığıyla ulaşılmıştır. R yazılımı kullanılarak gerçekleştirilen analizler sonucunda toplam 1613 makale incelenmiş, bu çalışmalardan COVID-19 ile ilişkili olan makale sayısının 36 olduğu tespit edilmiştir. COVID-19 ile ilgili 36 çalışmanın 25 tanesi ‘Social Media + Society’ dergisinde yayımlanmıştır. İletişim alanında etki faktörüne göre ilk 20 dergiden 14 tanesinde COVID-19 ile ilgili makale yayımlanmadığı görülmüştür. İlgili araştırma döneminde iletişim alanında en fazla yayın yapan ilk 10 yazarın %40’ının University of Amsterdam’da, COVID-19 konulu çalışmaları yapan yazarların %75’inin kurumu ise University of Zurich olmuştur. İletişim literatüründe ön plana çıkan anahtar kelimeler “social media”, “journalism”, “news” “Twitter”, “Facebook” ve “Instagram” kavramları iken COVID-19 ile ilgili çalışmalarda ise “social media”, “misinformation” ve “contact tracing” kavramları ön plana çıkmıştır.

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Communication Studies: Bibliometric Analysis

This research aims to examine which issues are mainly carried out in international articles published in journals that direct the field of communication during the COVID-19 pandemic process and how many of these studies are related to COVID-19 through the bibliometric analysis method. For this purpose, the top 20 journals with high impact factors in communication were evaluated according to the Journal Citation Reports (2019) and Scimago Journal & Country Rank (2019) in the Q1 rank. The articles published in the relevant journals between January 1, 2020 - April 20, 2021, have been accessed through the Web of Science database. As a result of the analyses performed using R software, a total of 1613 articles were examined, and it was determined that the number of articles related to COVID-19 was 36. 25 of 36 works on COVID-19 were published in the “Social Media + Society” journal. It was observed that 14 of the first 20 journals did not publish articles on COVID-19. It is seen that 40% of the top 10 authors who published most in the field of communication during the relevant research period were from the University of Amsterdam, and 75% of the authors who worked on COVID-19 were from the University of Zurich. While the main keywords in the communication literature were "social media," "journalism," "news," "Twitter," "Facebook," and "Instagram," the concepts of "social media," "misinformation," and "contact tracing" came to the fore in COVID-19 related studies.

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Kaynak Göster

APA Kurnaz, A. (2021). The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Communication Studies: Bibliometric Analysis . Selçuk İletişim , 14 (4) , 1521-1545 . DOI: 10.18094/josc.975982