Mapping the Study on Trends in Employment Protection Rights: A Bibliometric Analysis from 1961 to 2023

  • Deepak Raj Kandel and Sudha Gautam
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  • Deepak Raj Kandel

    PhD Scholar at Dr. K.N Modi University, India

  • Sudha Gautam

    Associate Professor at Dr. K.N Modi University, India

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Employment protection rights are fundamental components of labor laws and regulations worldwide, safeguarding the rights, duties, and responsibilities of employees. This study conducts a bibliometric analysis spanning from 1961 to 2023 to comprehensively explore the landscape of research concerning employment protection rights. The analysis encompasses publication trends, major journals, country-wise contributions, affiliations, authorship, and key thematic areas within the literature. Notable findings include a steady increase in publications over time, with significant growth observed from 2018 onwards. Major journals covering this topic include the Common Market Law Review and the Industrial Law Journal. The United Kingdom emerges as a leading contributor in terms of both publications and citations, followed by Australia and Russia. Prestigious universities such as the University of Cambridge and the University of Sydney are associated with higher citation counts. Thematic areas within the literature encompass diverse topics such as collective action for employment protection, intersections of employment rights with religious freedoms, and legal protections for gig workers and whistleblowers. This analysis provides valuable insights into the global landscape of research on employment protection rights, highlighting emerging research gaps and paradigms for future investigation.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 2, Page 294 - 304


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