Profiling the Research Landscape on Genocide: A Bibliometric Analysis and Network Visualization

Muath Mohammed Alashqar ,Asmar binti Abdul Rahim ,Ahmad Shamsul bin Abd Aziz
Keywords: Bibliometric analysis, Genocide, Co-occurrences, Co-words analysis, Conceptual structure map, Scopus database. ,


Purpose – This study aimed to profile the Genocide research landscape from
1960 to 2022.
Design/methodology/approach – The screening process used on June 1, 2022,
in the foreground, for precise and comprehensive study, looked for all references to the
"Genocide" in all Scopus topic areas and found 3644 scholarly contributions. As a result, the
findings include a time frame for publications from 1960 to 2022.
Findings – The findings show increased academic interest in the research issue,
particularly from the beginning of the year 1994 to now, emphasizing Genocide crimes in
international criminal law. The United States leads the contributing countries in Genocide
research. The most productive researcher was Jones, A., and Totten, S. with the highest
number of publications. The collaborative index showed an increasing trend from 1994
onwards. Journal Of Genocide Research is the most prestigious journal in the field of
Genocide research. Whereas the University of Rwanda is the most productive affiliation in
Genocide research.
Originality/value – This paper contributes to the field by evaluating the current
status of Genocide research, identifying gaps in the literature, and, most importantly,
proposing a research agenda. For the next decades, the trending topics in Genocide research
include reconciliation after the genocide, intractable conflict, understanding of the roots of
violence, psychological recovery, political psychology, Sexual Violence, Prevention of
Violence After Genocide, trauma exposure, and psychological reactions to genocide