SLOVAKIA. Risks and Opportunities Related to Media and Journalism Studies (2000–2020). Case Study on the National Research and Monitoring Capabilities.



Slovakia with a population of 5.3 million is one of the smaller countries in the Mediadelcom project, so the authors were able to identify and describe almost all relevant publications that contributed to the scholarly reflection on the four media domains in 2000 – 2020. The researchers mapped 865 publications, which included 707 academic and 159 non-academic outputs. Within the academic outputs, the project participants found that the most represented are academic articles, then academic books and finally academic book chapters. Most publications are written in Slovak and then in English. A smaller part of the body of literature is indexed in WoS or Scopus databases. Within the non-academic outputs, the project participants found that nonacademic articles, books and research reports have the largest representation. Most outputs are published in Slovak and without indexing in WoS or Scopus databases. Based on these findings, the authors claim that the media studies field has a well-established tradition in Slovakia, which is constantly evolving.