Growth of Literature and Collaboration of Authors in MEMS: A Bibliometric Study on BRIC and G8 countries


Author(s): Dr. M. Tamizhchelvan , AL. Bathrinarayanan

This paper is examined the research productivity on the subject MEMS literature for 25 years from 1988 to 2012. The data has been collected from the Scopus database. Relative growth rate, doubling time indicators is measured for the growth of publications. The authorship pattern is measured by different collaboration parameters such as collaborative index, degree of collaboration, collaboration coefficient and modified collaboration coefficient. BRIC and G8 countries were taken for the study and it is found that BRIC countries had a significant growth in both the number of articles productivity and compound annual growth rate.

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