Mapping of Synthetic Fibre Literature: A Scientometric AnalysisAuthor : P. A. Senthil Kumar and C. Baskaran
Volume 9 No.1 January-March 2019 pp 58-61
A Quantitative study of research papers published in Synthetic Fibre research from 2008-2017 was undertaken to investigate the research output in this field. The study was done by applying various parameters for capturing the trend-growth pattern of the literature, relative growth Rate, doubling time, authorship pattern, prolific author and top ranking journals etc. The data was obtained from scopus database and the articles published from 2008 – 2017 were taken for this study. A total of 2594 articles were published in this field with a yearly average of 259.4 articles. Out of the 2594 articles, the majority of the articles 421 (16.23%) were published in the year 2017. The RGR in the year 2009 was found to be 2.05 and in the final year 2017 found to be 0.12. This shows that the RGR declining trend is linear. Among the authorship patterns, the major contribution of articles were from three authors 534 (20.59%). The Journal named “Advanced Materials Research” ranked first with 59 (2.28%) articles. The highly prolific author is Monteiro S.N who has contributed 41 articles (0.47 %).
Synthetic Fibre, Publishing Trend, Relative Growth Rate, Authorship Productivity, Prolific Authors
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