Digital Frontiers and Traditional Boundaries: The Transformation of Genre Studies from 1995 to 2023

  • Zhou Lijie Center for the Promotion of Knowledge and Language Learning, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Jalan UMS, 88400 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Keywords: Bibliometrics, CiteSpace, Genre Analysis, Research Articles, Web of Science Core Collection


This article focuses on conducting genre analysis on research articles from the core collection of Web of Science database, specifically from the years 1995 to 2023. The research utilizes advanced scientific tools, i.e., CiteSpace, to analyze the distribution of academic journals and the theme evolution. These figures methodically examine the internal relationship and progression of the research content in genre analysis. This paper utilizes bibliometrics and scientific knowledge mapping. Through a thorough examination of the numerical data, the following conclusions were derived: a) analysis of academic journals counts the distribution of the top 10 journals in the field of genre analysis; b) theme evolution analysis reflects the theme evolution of genre analysis, indicating that keywords change with time. According to the results, the researcher concludes that genre analysis has evolved in Web of Science Core Collection and elaborates the factors affecting the evolution of genre analysis. The present study holds relevance in offering valuable insights to scholars within the domain of Genre Analysis.


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How to Cite
Lijie, Z. (2024) “Digital Frontiers and Traditional Boundaries: The Transformation of Genre Studies from 1995 to 2023”, Malaysian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (MJSSH), 9(5), p. e002806. doi: 10.47405/mjssh.v9i5.2806.