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India's Research output on Alzheimer's disease (1975-2016): A bibliographic analysis of using Scopus database

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Author Details : N. Kayalvizhi, S.S. Devika, P. Nageswara Rao

Volume : 3, Issue : 1, Year : 2018

Article Page : 23-32

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Literature output on any field normally measured using the bibliometric analysis. This paper presents bibliometrics analysis of the Indian literature output on Alzheimer’s disease research. Alzheimer’s disease research data has been downloaded from ‘Scopus’ data base. For this study, publications commencing from 1970-2016 (47 years) has been downloaded from the database. A total of 2676 data have been identified. The objectives of the study are: To ascertain the global research output and the Indian research production on Alzheimer’s disease; to examine the collaborating countries with Indian authors in research production in Alzheimer’s disease; To identify the Indian organizations conducting the research in Alzheimer’s disease; To compare and measure the growth rate of literature published and To identify the top source titles of journals and contributors who publish research articles on Alzheimer’s disease. The major findings of the study are: research productivity at the global level and at Indian level reveals the linear trend; India stands 15th position at the global level in the research contribution in the Alzheimer’s disease; there is no much productivity from India during 1976 to 1981 in the field of Alzheimer’s disease; there exists fluctuation by year after year as far as RGR and Dt is concerned; Indian authors have collaborated with more scientists from United States followed by United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia and awareness on research on Alzheimer’s disease seems to be effective since 2009 onwards.

Keywords: Alzheimer disease, Indian contribution, Bibliographic analysis, Relative growth Rate, Doubling time.


Doi : 10.18231/2456-9623.2018.0007

How to cite : Kayalvizhi N, Devika S, Rao P N, India's Research output on Alzheimer's disease (1975-2016): A bibliographic analysis of using Scopus database. IP Indian J Libr Sci Inf Technol 2018;3(1):23-32

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