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SciEnggJ. 2023 16 (2) 321-328
available online: September 27, 2023

*Corresponding author
Email Address: aa.delacruz@dlsu.edu.ph
Date received: June 16, 2023
Date revised: August 19, 2023
Date accepted: September 12, 2023


The Indigeneity Trend in Philippine Research from 2012 to 2021

AARichela L. dela Cruz*1, Christian P. Gopez2, Henry Leen A. Magahis3, Analiza D. Resurreccion4, and Feorillo A. Demeterio III5

1Research Communication and Data Analytics Office,
     De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines
2Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, De La Salle University,
     Manila, Philippines
3E. Zobel Foundation, Inc., Senior High School, Calatagan, Batangas,
4Office of Research and Publications, De La Salle Lipa, Batangas,
5Department of Filipino, De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines

KEYWORDS: bibliometric analysis, indigeneity, Philippine Comprehensive Universities, Scopus database, Research policy

Using the Scopus database, this paper examines the indigeneity trend of the Philippine research outputs, as represented by its top four comprehensive universities, from 2012 to 2021. The researchers adapted the indigeneity metric of Siddiqi et al. (2016) in bibliometric analysis, which is defined by the domesticity of a given publication's corresponding author and is equated with the rootedness of a given publication on the capacities and concerns of the publication's domicile country and is further equated with such domicile country's potential to compete against the knowledge-based powers of Euro-American countries. From 2012 to 2021, in as far as the case studies of this paper are concerned, the Philippines' Scopus-indexed papers grew at an annual average rate of 13.43%. The country's growth rate of indigenous Scopus-indexed papers, at 13.87%, is growing slightly faster than its total number of Scopus-indexed papers. This trend suggests to the country's policymakers and research managers that with the expected increase of the country's total Scopus-indexed papers, driven by the new graduate studies publication requirement and the tighter promotion requirement within the state universities, there is a need to constantly monitor the percentage increase of the country's indigenized papers so that the country can more tightly connect its research activities and productions with the vision of building its competitive advantage.

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