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Dr. Avishag Gordon


Adjunct Lecturer

Teaching: Bibliometrics


Phone: 972-4-8294870

Office Hours: on prior appointment







Avishag Gordon holds five academic degrees, Political Science and Israeli History (Hebrew University), Communications and Journalism (University of the State of Louisiana), Information and Librarianship (University of Haifa and University of Illinois Urbana Champaign) and a PhD in Political Science from the University of Haifa.

Dr. Gordon has taught courses in information science and bibliometrics at the University of Haifa since 1990. In combination with the fields of political science and bibliometrics, Dr. Gordon opened a pioneering approach to shaping terrorism as a scientific discipline using bibliometric methods.

Selected publications:

Diana Tal, Avishag Gordon (2018). Antisemitism and Islamophobia: what does a bibliometric study reveal? Scientometrics, 117 (3), 1349-1359

Diana Tal, Avishag Gordon (2018). Intellectual Leadership of Leonardo da Vinci: A Bibliometric Study. Society, 55(6), 549-554.

Tal Diana, Gordon Avishag (2018). Women as political leaders: a bibliometric analysis of the literature. Society, 55 (3),256-261

Tal, D. & Gordon A. (2017). Sleeping Beauties of Political Science: The Case of AF. Bentley Society 54(4), 355-361

Tal, D. & Gordon A. (2017). Publication attributes of leadership: what do they mean?. Scientometrics 112(3), 1391-1402

Tal, D. & Gordon A. (2016). Jacques Ellul Revisited: 55 Years of Propaganda Study. Society 53(2), 182-187

Tal, D. & Gordon A. (2016). Leadership of the present, current theories of multiple involvements: a bibliometric analysis. Scientometrics 107(1), 259-269

Raban D. & Gordon A. (2015). The effect of technology on learning research trends: a bibliometric analysis over five decades. Scientometrics 105(1), 665-681

Tal D. & Gordon A. (2015). Charisma Research, Knowledge Growth and Disciplinary Shifts: a Holistic View. Society 52(4), 351-359

Gordon A. (2012). The invisibility of Science Publications in Hebrew: A Comparative Database Study. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 63(3), 607-615

Raban D., Gordon A. & Geifman D. (2011). The Information Society :The Development of a Scientific Specialty. Information, Communication and Society 14(3), 375-399

Gordon A. (2010). Can Terrorism Become a Scientific Discipline? A Diagnostic Study. Critical Studies on Terrorism 3(3), 437-457

Gordon A. (2007). Continuant and Transient Authors in a Research Field: The Case of Terrorism. Scientometrics 72(2), 213-224

Gordon A. (2006). ”Purity of Arms’, preemptive war” and “Selective Targeting”: General, conceptual and Legal Analyses. Conflict and Terrorism 29(5), 493-508

Gordon A. (2005). Homeland Security Literature in Relation to terrorism Publications: The Source and the Response. Scientometrics 65(1)


Gordon, A. (2015). The cognitive structure of science communication as an emerging field of science. The Sixth Israeli Conference on Science Communication. Davidson Institute for Science Education, Weizmann Institute of Science. June 24-25, 2015

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