Research on Special Needs in Malaysian Journal Articles Published Online from the Year 2017 to 2021: A Bibliometric Study

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  • Badrotul Muniroh Md Tarmize
  • Nurul Asiah Fasehah Muhamad USIM
  • Syed Najihuddin Syed Hassan USIM



Journal Articles, Special Needs, Malaysia, Bibliometrics


This article aims to conduct a bibliometric analysis of academic journals on special needs in Malaysia. Special needs indicate a limitation in a person's ability to engage in and benefit from education as a result of a long-term physical, sensory, mental health, learning disability, or any other condition that causes a person to learn differently than someone who does not have such condition. This study examined scholarly journal articles concerning special needs in Malaysia that were published during the last five years, from 2017 to 2021. This research aims to discover the demographics of journal articles on special needs and identify the research areas. The demographics of the journal point out the year, language, and sources. Meanwhile, the research areas focus on the field and category of special needs. 123 articles were founded and analyzed based on the particular characteristic mentioned. As a result, in the year 2021, a huge amount of articles were published with 43 articles (35%). When compared to the Malay language, a large number of the published articles are written in English as a medium, as well as the majority of the articles, were successfully retrieved from Google Scholar. Furthermore, the publisher and research areas are vast and diverse. This study also narrowed the articles regarding the category of special needs. In a nutshell, this paper will be presented as a road map to researchers out there in their writing and raise awareness about special needs.


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DOI: 10.33102/jqss.vol6no1.150
Published: 2022-06-01

How to Cite

Md Tarmize, B. M., Muhamad, N. A. F., & Syed Hassan, S. N. (2022). Research on Special Needs in Malaysian Journal Articles Published Online from the Year 2017 to 2021: A Bibliometric Study. Journal of Quran Sunnah Education & Special Needs, 6(1), 92-106.