Publication Growth and Research in India on Lung Cancer Literature: A Bibliometric StudyAuthor : J. Ramakrishnan, G. Ravi Sankar and K. Thavamani
Volume 9 No.1 Special Issue:February 2019 pp 44-47
This paper an attempt has been made to find the publication growth and research in India on “Lung Cancer” literature. The literature covered in the MEDLINE database for the period 2010-2015 was considered. There are 64180 records on Lung Cancer literature from the year 2010 to 2015 observed. The United States is the major producer, followed by England, Netherlands, China, and Germany etc. The scholarly communication is effected through the English language in almost all the countries irrespective of their native language of the country. Relative Growth Rate (RGR) has been decreasing. On the other hand, the Doubling Time (DT) has shown an increasing trend. A total of 680 Indian records were retrieved for the period 2010-2015. The number of Indian records increased from 2010 to 2014 but slightly declined in the year 2015. The percentage of publications in Lung Cancer which compared with world records is 1.56% in 2010 and it is 1.01% in 2015, which reveals that there is a gradual decrease of the quantum of publications on the subject compared to world publications. Indian efforts in Lung Cancer research are greater in three years out of six years of study, since the Activity Index is higher than 100, in those three years, which reflects the higher activity of Lung Cancer research than the World’s average in those years.
Lung Cancer, Relative Growth Rate (RGR), Doubling Time (DT) and Activity Index
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