Prof. Satish Kumar has authored a paper titled ‘Guidelines for interpreting the results of bibliometrics analysis: A sensemaking approach’ published in Global Business and Organizational Excellence (GBOE) (ABDC-C). Professor Lim Weng Marc, Sunway Business School Malaysia, is co-author of paper with Professor Satish.
While bibliometric analysis is inherently quantitative and objective, it necessitates interpretation, thereby introducing an element of subjectivity. This article proposes a sensemaking approach that transitions researchers from mere description to proactive interpretation of bibliometric results, transforming raw information into informed insights. The author discusses the applicability of sensemaking in bibliometric analysis and offer practical guidelines for its integration into systematic literature reviews. These guidelines revolve around a three-stage sensemaking process—scanning, sensing, and substantiating—each crucial to deriving meaningful interpretations. As such, this article is a valuable guide for researchers seeking to utilize bibliometric analysis as a potent analytical tool in their review studies.