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Studies in Business and Economics: Six Years of Indexing in Web of Science


Studies in Business and Economics (SBE) is an open access journal owned by Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu (Romania). The paper’s objective is to present a palette of quantitative data regarding the performance of the journal between 2017 and 2022. The paper contains a comprehensive bibliometric study of the journal and an authorship pattern analysis. The sample contains 328 articles indexed in Web of Science (WoS) database. Results shows a significant growth in the number of citations of the SBE journal starting with WoS/Scopus indexation. The leading contributors to the journal are (a) authors (Ogrean C., Herciu M.), (b) institutions (Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies), (c) countries (Romania, the USA). The most predominant are papers with a single author (37%), which means that 17% of the authors prefers to write and publish an article by itself. The largest number of authors are implied in three co-authored papers. On average, a paper published in SBE is elaborated by 2.12 scholars. 63% of papers published in SBE have more than two authors and 83% of scholars prefer co-authorship publications. The following key-topics were preferred by authors: impact, economic growth, performance. The indexing of SBE in WoS and Scopus led to an increase in the interest of researchers to publish in this journal.