Mobile Payment Research: A Scientometric Assessment of Global Publications Output during 2007-16

Ritu Gupta, B M Gupta, Ashok Kumar


The paper examines 1074 global publications on mobile payments research, as covered in Scopus database during 2007-16, experiencing an annual average growth rate of 8.14% and qualitative impact averaged to 3.67 citations per paper. The top 10 most productive countries individually contributed global share from 3.35% to 26.26 %, with largest global publication share coming from China (26.26%), followed by USA (9.59%), India (6.98%), etc. Together, the 10 most productive countries accounted for 69.14% share of global publication output and 61.73% share of global citation output during 2007-16. Six of the top 10 countries scored relative citation index above the world average i.e. more than 1: USA (2.80), Germany (2.22), South Korea (1.92), U.K. (1.42), Spain (1.40) and Taiwan (1.20) during 2007-16. The international collaborative publications share of top 10 most productive countries varied from 8.51% to 59.46%, in mobile payments research during 2007-16. Computer Science, among the subjects, contributed the largest publication share (72.35%), followed by engineering (28.31%), business, accounting & management (17.41%), social sciences (10.71%), mathematics (8.65%), decision science (6.80%) and economics, econometrics & finance (5.96%) during 2007-16. The top most productive 20 organizations and 15 authors together contributed 18.90% and 10.06% respectively as their share of global publication output and 14.47% and 18.51% respectively as their share of global citation output during 2007-16. Among the total journal output of 362 papers, the top 15 journals contributed 23.20% share to the global journal output during 2007-16. The total mobile payments research, the top 15 highly cited publications registered citations from 44 to 207 and they together received 1678 citations, with 111.87 citations per paper. These 15 highly cited papers involved the participation of 42 authors and 32 organizations. The largest participation among high cited papers was from USA (6 papers), followed by China (3 papers each), Malaysia, Finland and South Korea (2 papers each), U.K., Switzerland, Australia, Germany, H. Kong, India and Spain (1 paper each). These 15 highly cited papers were published in 8 journals, of which 3 papers each were published in Electronic Commerce Research & Applications and Computers in Human Behavior, 2 papers in Expert Systems & Applications, and 1 paper each in other journals.

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