A Bibliometric Analysis of Scopus Publications for Research on European Migration Studies, 2014-2022

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Sureerat Jittasatian
Ian Eschstruth


The implications of mass migration have caused changes impacting the European Union (EU) and other European nations since the European refugee crisis in 2015. Scholars and academic institutions in Europe, in particular, have performed studies and research to help policymakers and humanitarian organizations comprehend and manage the changes. This bibliometric evaluation of studies looked at 845 Scopus-indexed documents about migration in Europe from 2014 to 2022. The review's goals are to describe the scope, volume, and distribution of European migration literature, journals, and publications, identify prominent authors, examine the intellectual structure of this knowledge base, and highlight emergent research topics. Author co-citation analysis found five study clusters that underpin this knowledge base, and author keyword analysis highlighted two research scopes: migration governance and transition and acculturation studies, as well as economic studies of migration issues. The findings of this review provide (a) possibilities for future reviews of migration studies research, (b) the present and evolving intellectual structure of this inter-disciplinary area, and (c) reference points for scholars to further investigate the issue of European migration.

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Jittasatian, S., & Eschstruth, I. (2024). A Bibliometric Analysis of Scopus Publications for Research on European Migration Studies, 2014-2022. Journal of International Studies, Prince of Songkla University, 14(1), 141–161. Retrieved from https://so03.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/jis/article/view/272409
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Sureerat Jittasatian, Lecturer, Faculty of International Studies, Prince of Songkla University, Phuket Campus

Department of Foreign Languages


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