Bibliometric analysis of augmented reality in education and social science

Alfiya R. Masalimova 1 * , Klavdiya G. Erdyneeva 2, Nina I. Kryukova 3, Oleg V. Khlusyanov 4, Alexey D. Chudnovskiy 5, Denis A. Dobrokhotov 6
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1 The Institute of Psychology and Education, Kazan Federal University, Kazan, RUSSIA
2 School of Pedagogy, Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok, RUSSIA
3 Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, Moscow, RUSSIA
4 Vyatka State University, Kirov, RUSSIA
5 The State University of Management, Moscow, RUSSIA
6 I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University), Moscow, RUSSIA
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Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies, Volume 13, Issue 2, Article No: e202316.
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Augmented reality (AR) overlays virtual elements on real-time images. Because to its ubiquitous use on desktop computers and handheld devices, it has become a major study topic. AR provides benefits like engagement, motivation, and learning result, but drawbacks like the technology tool and application and pedagogical challenges. After 2015, global Google searches for AR increased. This study analyzed “AR” literature released after 2015. Exclusion and inclusion criteria are studies were divided into social sciences and education and published in English. Research should be published during 2015-2022. 3,823 studies were analyzed. AR publications will increase after 2020. Annual citations averaged 2.49. Computer & Education leads the top ten journals in citations. National Taiwan Normal University and Beijing Normal University have the most publications when ordered by writers’ institutions. China leads global publications, whereas the US leads overall publications. China led in citations, followed by the US. Macedonia led the average number of article citations, followed by Israel. The strategic map shows the center and density of key issues. “Student learning,” “AR applications,” and “AR technology” are linked and vital terms. Based on the results of the bibliometric study, researchers who wish to work on AR may emphasize theme-based learning studies and AR. Researchers that are considering conducting bibliometric analysis on AR are urged to conduct research utilizing many databases.


Masalimova, A. R., Erdyneeva, K. G., Kryukova, N. I., Khlusyanov, O. V., Chudnovskiy, A. D., & Dobrokhotov, D. A. (2023). Bibliometric analysis of augmented reality in education and social science. Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies, 13(2), e202316.


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