Architecture from South East Europe in the Scopus Database (1962 - 2015)

Sasha Tasic, Aleksandar Petanovski, Ivo Spiroski


Aim: The aim of this study was to analyse current scientific impact of published papers about architecture from South East Europe in the Scopus database (1962-2015).

Material and Methods: Document search of the Scopus database was performed on October 13, 2015 about architecture in the Scopus Database (1962-2015). A total number of 572,489 documents worldwide were identified with “architecture” in the title, abstract or keywords. By limitation to South East European countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Kosovo, Moldova, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey, and Italy) only 42,356 documents were separated (7.4% of all documents). Selected documents were analyzed by year, source, author, country/territory, document type, and subject area.

Results: From the total number of 572,489 documents worldwide, only 42,356 documents or 7.4% of all documents were defined as regional from the South East Europe. The biggest number of published papers was published in Proceedings of SPIE the International Society of Optical Engineering. Top three authors were: Benini L, Sciuto D, and Soudris D. Authors affiliated to Politecnico di Milano published the biggest number of papers about architecture. The waist of papers in the period of 1962 to 2015 from architecture in the Scopus Database was published by the authors from Italy, Greece, United States, and Turkey. Half of the published papers were conference paper. Computer Science was the most often subject with 45.9% of all papers, engineering was on the second place with 43.7%, and mathematics with 11.6%.

Conclusion: Authors and officials of the academic institutions in South East European countries, dealing with architecture, should prepare more scientific papers in academic journals which are indexed in Scopus database.


architecture; Scopus database; citation metrics; South East Europe

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