Scientific international collaboration of Turkey, Greece, Poland, and Portugal: A bibliometric analysis



In this work, a bibliometric research method was used where co-authorships are regarded as an indicator of international research collaboration of Turkish, Greek, Polish, and Portuguese scientists; for comparison purposes scientists from the mainstream countries such as Belgium, Denmark, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, and the Netherlands. The seventeen years (1990–2006) of scientific research collaboration of the aforementioned countries with the G7 nations (France, Germany, Italy, Japan, UK, USA, and Canada) was examined by using ISI Web of Science Database. Findings reveal that, Turkey clearly is experiencing a remarkable proportional co-authorship growth rate with the G7 countries in comparison to Greece, Poland, Portugal, Denmark, Norway, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, and Sweden, for the period of 1990–2006.