Identifying the Leading Global Contributors to Scholarship in Religion Journals: A Bibliometric Study

David R. Hodge, Patricia R. Turner, Chao Kai Huang

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Abstract

This study identified the 100 most impactful global contributors to religion journals and mapped their respective disciplinary affiliations. To conduct this investigation, we performed a secondary data analysis of a Scopus-derived database featuring the world’s leading scientists. The mean contributor published 51.93 papers, had an h-index of 13.57, and an hm-index 11.50. Most contributors were located in the USA with the most common disciplinary affiliations being religion, non-specialized (n = 22), sociology, non-specialized (n = 21), sociology of religion (n = 20), and theology (n = 11). The results reveal that religion discourse is populated by some of the leading scholars in the world. Leveraging their expertise can help advance the field’s knowledge development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of religion and health
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2023

Keywords

  • Bibliometrics
  • Career impact
  • Faculty productivity
  • h-index
  • Religion scholars

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Religious studies

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