, Volume 117, Issue 3, pp 1349–1359 | Cite as

Antisemitism and Islamophobia: what does a bibliometric study reveal?

  • Diana TalEmail author
  • Avishag Gordon


Although Islamophobia and Antisemitism are two phenomena different in their nature, both represent a form of Otherness that entails a complicated inclusion into multi-ethnic societies of modern Europe and the United States. The purpose of the present study is to show how the research literature has portrayed both phenomena in terms of bibliometric data retrieved from the SCIE Clarivate Analytics database. In addition, we were interested to find out if there is a literature that connects Islamophobia and Antisemitism, its direction and influence. Our findings show that because publications and citations on Islamophobia are relatively new, the research in terms of publications draws the attention of academic society in the direction of research of Antisemitism, but the citations count of the literature on Islamophobia exceeds by far that of the literature on Antisemitism. Moreover, we found that although Antisemitism and Islamophobia are distinct trends, there is an interaction between the literatures that discuss both, and the research that combines the analysis of both phenomena gains more influence than research dedicated to each phenomenon separately.


Antisemitism Islamophobia Bibliometrics Citations Publications 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Israel Studies, School of HistoryUniversity of HaifaHaifaIsrael
  2. 2.Department of Political ScienceTel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael
  3. 3.National Security Studies CenterUniversity of HaifaHaifaIsrael
  4. 4.Information and Library Science Studies and the Information and Knowledge Management DepartmentsUniversity of HaifaHaifaIsrael

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