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Publication date: 6 July 2015

Rabindra K. Maharana

The purpose of this paper is to analyze Indian researchers’ publications on tuberculosis (TB) which were indexed in Web of Science (WoS) database during the from 2004 to…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to analyze Indian researchers’ publications on tuberculosis (TB) which were indexed in Web of Science (WoS) database during the from 2004 to 2013. It also emphases the performance of publication covering annual outputs, mainstream journals, leading Indian research institutions, h-index, etc.

Design/methodology/approach

The present study is a bibliometric analysis of all Indian TB publications over the past 10 years, in the national/international journals of repute. Utilizing the WoS database, 5,073 documents of Indian researcher’s publications data on TB research were used for the study; various statistical techniques and bibliometric measures have been used for further analysis.

Findings

The present study found out 5,073 documents published by the Indian researchers and indexed in WoS during the period from 2004 to 2013, with an average of 507-508 documents per year, and majority of them were research articles (79.85 per cent); Science Citation Index Extended alone consists 5,055 documents. International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, All India Institute of Medical Sciences and D. Sriram were the most favoured research journal, major contributing organization/institution and most prolific contributor, respectively.

Research limitations/implications

The study exclusively examines 5,073 research outputs of Indian researchers on TB which have been indexed in Thomson Reuters WoS during 2004-2013. Thus, documents published in any other different channels and sources which have not indexed in WoS are excluded from the purview of research.

Originality/value

It is the first attempt and unique study of its kind which apply bibliometric techniques to analyse TB research by Indian researchers with compared to affected Asian countries which are very badly affected by the disease. To understand India’s strength and capability, the present bibliometric study was conducted to portray India’s research and development profile in TB research.

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Collection Building, vol. 34 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0160-4953

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Publication date: 1 April 2014

Rabindra K. Maharana

The aim of this paper is to analyze Indian researchers' publications on malaria research and to serve as a guide to libraries needing to collect information on malaria. It…

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Purpose

The aim of this paper is to analyze Indian researchers' publications on malaria research and to serve as a guide to libraries needing to collect information on malaria. It also seeks to compare malaria affected Asian countries global rank with their publication and death rates.

Design/methodology/approach

For the purpose of the study Indian researchers' publication data which were indexed in Thomson Reuters Web of Science (WoS) were used. Various statistical techniques and bibliometric measures have been employed for further analysis.

Findings

The present study found out 2,020 documents with h-index of 48, published by Indian researchers which were indexed in WoS during 2003 to 2012 and the majority of them were articles (81.43 percent). Malaria Journal is the most favored research journal among the Indian research community which covers 97 papers. A.P. Dash contributed maximum number of 136 (6.74 percent) papers. Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is the largest Indian funding agency with 184 (9.11 percent) research grants.

Research limitations/implications

Limitation by geographical area and time, i.e. the study only focuses the research publication of Indian researchers on malaria research during 2003 to 2012.

Originality/value

This is the first attempt to apply bibliometric techniques to analyze malaria research by Indian researchers, and, more generally for a country which is very badly affected by the disease.

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Collection Building, vol. 33 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0160-4953

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Publication date: 1 January 2014

Sunil Kumar Satpathy, Rabindra K. Maharana and Ashok Kumar Das

The aim of this paper is to investigate the scholarly communications in open access journals of library & information science and to study the key dimensions of these…

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Purpose

The aim of this paper is to investigate the scholarly communications in open access journals of library & information science and to study the key dimensions of these publications.

Design/methodology/approach

For the analysis of the study, top ten open access journals of 2011, which were indexed in SCOPUS, have been selected. The authors employed necessary bibliometric measures to analyze different publication parameters.

Findings

It is found that the contribution of articles in these top ten open access journals in 2011 is good, i.e. 37.3 percent. Single authored papers are found to be the highest (40.48 percent), followed by two-authored and then three-authored papers. The degree of collaboration is found to be between 0.33 and 0.8. The numbers of citations used in the paper are also good (average 21.48 percent paper). In regards to ranking of country productivity, the USA topped the list.

Research limitations/implications

This paper focuses on the publication traits of top ten open access journals of library & information science of the year 2011. A total of 373 papers from these ten journals are analyzed. Further studies can include more open access journals of this field for a period of more than one year.

Practical implications

Scholars can benefit from insights into the scholarly contributions of top ten open access journals of 2011 in the field of library & information science.

Originality/value

This paper provides valuable insights into the nature of academic publishing of open access journals of library & information science. It can help the researchers, professionals, teachers and students to understand the top open access journals, valuable contributions, highly cited journals, country productivity, and other parameters.

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Collection Building, vol. 33 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0160-4953

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