Plant Biology Research Output at Global Level: A Scientometric StudyAuthor : R.Manoranjitham and K.S.Shivraj
Volume 4 No.2 July-December 2014 pp 49-56
The paper analyses scientific output of plant biology discipline of Scopus databases during 1980-2013. The analysis indicates that highest number of journals and international collaboration, subject wise,top authorship pattern, year wise relative growth rate and doubling time of records in year wise and top most productive journals. The major research is focused on plant biotechnology, plant biology, agriculture plants,and plant science. A total number of 26111 records for 44 years between 1970 to 2013were retrieved from Scopus databases.The study explores the quantitative analysis of research performance of the plant biology research output in world level. The study aims to ascertain the growth of literature, top authors, relative growth rate,source wise publications identification of prolific authors,country wise, affiliation of research and core journals of plant biology.
Scientometrics, plant biology, authorship pattern, Relative Growth Rate, Doubling Time