Contribution of Turkish Scholars to Earthquake Literature: The Impact of the Marmara Earthquake

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2nd International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing World, Ankara, Turkey, 22 - 24 September 2010, vol.96, pp.222-230 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 96
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-642-16032-5_20
  • City: Ankara
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.222-230
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


This paper addresses the question of whether the Marmara Earthquake of August 17, 1999, has had an impact on the contribution of Turkish scholars to the earthquake literature. We identified a total of 1,098 papers published between 1990 and 2009 by Turkish earthquake scientists. These papers were cited 7,691 times. Both the number of papers and the citations they generated increased considerably after the Marmara Earthquake. This may be explained, in part, by the increase in the number of projects being carried out since then to study the Marmara Sea basin.