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Discussing Arab Spring’s effect on scientific productivity and research performance in Arab countries

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  • Houcemeddine Turki

    () (University of Sfax)

  • Mohamed Ben Aouicha

    () (University of Sfax)

  • Mohamed Ali Hadj Taieb

    () (University of Sfax)

Abstract

This research letter discusses whether Arab Spring explains the changes in research productivity and impact of Arab countries by identifying non-sociopolitical factors that can be behind the variations of the research performance of several Arab nations such as Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Lebanon and Algeria.

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  • Houcemeddine Turki & Mohamed Ben Aouicha & Mohamed Ali Hadj Taieb, 2019. "Discussing Arab Spring’s effect on scientific productivity and research performance in Arab countries," Scientometrics, Springer;Akadémiai Kiadó, vol. 120(1), pages 337-339, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:scient:v:120:y:2019:i:1:d:10.1007_s11192-019-03127-7
    DOI: 10.1007/s11192-019-03127-7
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    1. Houcemeddine Turki & Mohamed Ali Hadj Taieb & Mohamed Ben Aouicha & Ajith Abraham, 2020. "Nature or Science: what Google Trends says," Scientometrics, Springer;Akadémiai Kiadó, vol. 124(2), pages 1367-1385, August.
    2. Houcemeddine Turki & Mohamed Ali Hadj Taieb & Mohamed Ben Aouicha & Ajith Abraham, 0. "Nature or Science: what Google Trends says," Scientometrics, Springer;Akadémiai Kiadó, vol. 0, pages 1-19.

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