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Bibliometric maps and co-word analysis of the literature on international cooperation on migration

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This paper uses bibliometrics to analyze the articles published in scholarly journals, indexed in Science Citation Index through Web of Science, issued on the topic of international cooperation on migration. The analysis of the 178 identified articles followed a framework that embodies a four-stage process (Search, Appraisal, Synthesis, and Analysis). The findings indicate that the annual publications in this research field have increased rapidly since 2000. The articles came from 48 different countries and the most productive researchers were from the USA, the UK, and Germany. The co-authorship network is composed of 233 authors organized into 68 clusters. Finally, the co-word analysis indicated that the most frequent keywords are, in descending order of appearance: ‛European Union’; ‛foreign policy’; ‛migrant’; ‛refugee’; ‛health’; ‛diplomacy’; ‛control’; ‛movement’; ‛conflict’; ‛power’; ‛relationship’; and ‛immigrant’.

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Khaldi, H., Prado-Gascó, V. Bibliometric maps and co-word analysis of the literature on international cooperation on migration. Qual Quant 55, 1845–1869 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11135-020-01085-4

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