Mapping of Deforestation Research across the Globe: A Scientometric Assessment on Web of Science DatabaseAuthor : M. Prakash and M. Jayaprakash
Volume 9 No.2 April-June 2019 pp 38-43
The present paper explores the Scientometrics analysis of “DEFORESTATION” from the year 2014 to 2018. A total of 6698 data was downloaded from the web of science database, the data analyzed through Histcite and Bibexcel software. In this study discussed the growth of deforestation year by year. The study to examine the year wise distribution of contributions, authorship pattern, co-author index and degree of collaboration, relative growth rate and doubling time, country-wise distribution of records and so on. The study revealed that the Degree of Collaboration was high in 2018 (0.92). The study analyzed the relative growth rates (RGR) has increased from 2015 (0.60) to 2018 (1.44) in the span of five years. The doubling time (DT) has rapidly decreased while calculated year wise i.e. 2015 (1.15) to 2018 (0.48). Maximum of publication published in USA country 2013 (30.1%), a number of records published on articles 6138 (91.6%). Number of publications is published in 2018 (23%). Regarding the language, 95.5% (6397) of the publications published in the English language.
Scientometrics, RGR, DC, Doubling Time, Deforestation
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