Asian Journal of Information Science and Technology (AJIST)
Global Human Microbiome Research: A Scientometric AnalysisAuthor : Chikku Balachandran and Khaiser Jahan Begum
Volume 9 No.1 January-March 2019 pp 124-129
The field of scientometrics is ever growing and helps in analyzing the science indicators such as research output in a subject, institutions and author productivity etc. Present study is about scientometrics of microbiome research literature. In this paper the authors have covered language, subject, country wise distribution of literature for ten years (2009 and 2018), taking the data from Web of Science. MS Excel is used for presentation and preparation of different tables. The year 2018 has highest no of publications. English language scores 98.78% in communicating microbiome research. Of the fifteen journals listed, ‘PLOS ONE’ ranks first. ‘Microbiology’ has maximum number of publications (25.04%). USA has contributed largest number of publications (46%). University of California Systems (6.8%) ranks first. Knight, R. is the most productive author (156 papers). Thus, scientometrics of microbiome research literature has shown interesting trends and has added to existing body of scientometric.
Scientometric, Microbiome Research, Authorship Productivity, Journals Ranking, Subject/Language/Country Wise Distribution
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