Authorship Pattern and Collaborative Research in the Field of Chronic Liver Diseases (1984-2013)Author : C. Sathiavathy, P. Vinayagamoorthy, J. Ramakrishnan and J. Shanthi
Volume 4 No.2 July-December 2014 pp 36-41
This paper presents a bibliometric analysis of the authorship pattern in the field of Chronic Liver Diseases covered in the bibliographic database namely MEDLINE which covered in Pubmed for the period 1984-2013. MEDLINE covered the maximum of 77177 records during the study period 1984 to 2013. More than 90% of the total contributions represent collaborative research. The degree of collaboration has been arrived at 0.91. The value of Co-Authorship Index (CAI) for single author paper shows a declining trend from one block year period to another block. Similarly, for two authored papers, during 1984-1989, the CAI was 112.39, and started declining in other blocks. The CAI for multi authored papers was lowest (94.06) in the first block and enhanced to 103.72 in the fifth block period from 2008 to 2013. It indicates that the team work in Chronic Liver Diseases research is in increasing trend.
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