• Daniela CreÅ£u "Lucian Blaga" University


teacher education, teacher training, bibliometric analysis, Web of Science,


The goal of this study is to analyze the scientific literature in the field of teacher education, indexed in the Web of Science (WoS) Core Collection database, one of the citation index for scientific and scholarly research. A bibliometric analysis was carried out looking at the period between 2000-2019. In total, 23327 documents on the topic of teacher education were indexed in the WoS, where it was found that: a) the Education and Educational Research category had the most documents; b) 2017 was the year with most publications (3298); c) English was the dominant language in these documents; d) the most numerous documents are the journal articles; e) the articles are much cited then proceedings papersand book chapter; f) the USA is the leading country in the field; g) Romania ranks 13th in the ranking of countries contributing to research in the field. For more impact and visibility of the research made by Romanian authors, there is a need to publish more articles in the indexed journals in WoS and to strengthen the collaboration relations with authors from other countries.


Aksnes, D. W., Langfeldt, L., & Wouters, P. (2019). Citations, citation indicators, and research quality: An overview of basic concepts and theories. Sage Open. 1-17. doi:10.1177/2158244019829575

Commission of the European Communities (2007). Communication to the Council and the European Parliament: Improving the Quality of Teacher Education. Brussels. Retrieved April 16, 2019, from CELEX:52007DC0392&from=EN

Diem, A., & Wolter, S.C. (2013). The use of bibliometrics to measure research performance in education sciences. Research in Higher Education, 54(1): 86–114. Retrieved April 12, 2019, from

European Commission (2013). Study on policy measures to improve the attractiveness of the teaching profession in Europe, 2. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union. Retrieved April 3, 2019 from

González-Albo, B., Bordons, M. (2011). Articles vs. proceedings papers: Do they differ in research relevance and impact? A case study in the library and information science field. Journal of Informetrics, 5(3), 369-381. doi: 10.1016/j.joi.2011.01.011

Gumus, S., Bellibas, M.S., Esen, M.,& Gumus, E. (2016). A systematic review of studies on leadership models in educational research from 1980 to 2014. Educational Management Administration & Leadership. 1–24. doi: 10.1177/1741143216659296

Hattie, J., (2009). Visible learning. A synthesis of over 800 meta-analyses relating to achievement. London: Routledge.

Okubo, Y. (1997), Bibliometric indicators and analysis of research systems: Methods and examples, Paris: OECD Publishing.

Panczyk, M., Woynarowska-Sodan, M., Belowska, J., Zarzeka, A., Gotlib, J. (2015). Bibliometric evaluation of scientific literature in the area of research in education using incitesâ„¢ database of Thomson Reuters. Proceedings of INTED 2015 Conference (pp.487-496). Madrid.

Viseu, J. N., de Jesus, S. N., Quevedo-Blasco, R., Rus, C. L., & Canavarro, J. M. (2015). Motivação docente: Estudo bibliométrico da relação com variáveis individuais, organizacionais e atitudes laborais [Teacher motivation: Bibliometric analysis of the relationship with individual and organizational variables, and work attitudes]. Revista Latinoamericana de Psicología, 47(1), 58-65.

Web of Science (2018). Web of Science Core Collection Descriptive Document. Retrieved April 15, 2019, from