Educational reform, especially related to the publication of articles in reputable journals, creates a dilemma for Arabic article's authors. This study aims to describe the phenomenon of low citation of Arabic articles from the author’s perspective. With a qualitative approach, the data obtained through interviews and questionnaires were analyzed. Four conclusions were obtained: First, that although many article authors have backgrounds related to Arabic, in their articles they do not necessarily write articles in Arabic. Second, even though the article authors write articles with topics about Arabic, it does not guarantee that they will write Arabic articles for technical and non-linguistic reasons. Third, article authors rarely communicate academically by citing Arabic articles, both citing Arabic articles and their Arabic articles cited by other people. Fourth, the majority of reasons or opinions of Arabic article’s authors regarding the low citation of Arabic articles are dominated by technical and non-linguistic factors.
Arabic articles; citation; education; google scholars; maharah kitabah