A SCIENTOMETRIC ANALYSIS OF RESEARCH PRODUCTIVITY IN WINE FLU DISEASE

Abstract

Author(s): N. SIVAKAMI, C. BASKARAN

Swine Flu is that, unlike seasonal flu, which is typically most dangerous to the very young, elderly and those with a weakened immune system. Swine flu can also be threatening to young and healthy people. By keeping this in mind the researcher intends to study the research productivity of Swine Flu. This study attempts to analyze the performance of researcher working in the field of swine flu in terms of relative growth rate, authorship pattern, scattering of articles in different sources and country wise distribution. The period of study was 2001to 2012. A total of 50627 records were obtained from MEDLINE databases have been taken for this study. The MEDLINE is freely available on the Internet and searchable via PubMed and NLM's National Center, compiled by NLM (National Library of Medicine). All kinds of resources are fallen in highest in the year 2010 & 2011. Collaborative authors’ productivity is more than a single contribution. The degree of collaboration C= 0.884 represents 88 percent of collaborative authors article that were published during the study periods. Bradford’s law fits well on sample.


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