Geografie 2012, 117, 52-71

The Bibliometric Analysis of Czech Geography in the Scopus Database

Artur Bajerski1, Tadeusz Siwek2

1Uniwersytet Adama Mickiewicza, Dzięgielowa 27, 61-680 Poznań, Poland
2Ostravská univerzita, Přírodovědecká fakulta, katedra sociální geografie a regionálního rozvoje, Dvořákova 7, 701 03 Ostrava, Czechia

Received October 2010
Accepted October 2011

The analysis focuses on two journals: Geografie (published by the Czech Geographical Society in Czech and English) and Moravian Geographical Reports (only in English). The analysis demonstrates that the scope of both journals is only regional, due to their relatively restricted range of authors and citations: the first periodical functions mainly within Bohemia, with some overlap into other Czech regions, while the second is active primarily in Moravia, overlapping somewhat into Slovakia and Poland. Despite their status as premier Czech geographical periodicals, both journals serve mainly as conduits for the exchange of information among academics on a regional basis. Important papers presenting the results of Czech geographical research to a wide international audience are rarely featured in these journals; such research is usually published as monographs, as has been the case in the past. This paper lists the most frequently cited Czech geographers and interdisciplinary citations – especially in and from sociology and economics papers.


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