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India's Contribution to Rabies Research:A Scientometric Asessment of its Publications Output During 1999-2014


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1 Shri Venkateswar University, Timpati-507502, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Delhi Technology Campus, 28/1 Knowledge Park 3, Greater Noida, U.P., India
3 National Institute of Science Technology and Development Studies, New Delhi 110012, India
     

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This paper analyzes 510India' publications on rabies research during ten years 1999 to 2014, as indexed in Scopus International multidisciplinary database. The study focuses on various aspects of performance of Indian rabies research, such as the publication grov\th,citation impact, international collaboration, subject-wise distribution of publications, contribution and citation impact of Indian organizations and authors, medium of communication and characteristics of its high cited papers.Reveals that India's research output on rabies research witnessed an aimual average growth rate of 17.51%, registered an average citation impact per paper of 6.75 and a share of 14.51% of international collaborative publications. India's global publication and citation share in world rabies research was 6.52% and 3.08% and a relative citation index of 0.47 during 1999-2014. Medicine contributed the largest publication share (63.73%) to India's rcibies research, followed by immunology & microbiology (24.51%), veterinary science (20.20%), biochemistry, genetics & molecular biology (17.65%)), pharmacology, toxicology and pharmaceutics (12.75%), agricultural & biological sciences (8.63%,) and neurosciences (4.21%)) during 1999-2014. 159 Indian organizations and 226 authors participated in India's research on rabies, of which the top most productive 15 organizations and 14 authors contributed 55.49% and 46,67% share to its total output during 1999-2014. Suggest the need for taking several measures to control rabies effectively in India.
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Ritu Gupta
Shri Venkateswar University, Timpati-507502, Andhra Pradesh, India
Satyendra Sharma
Delhi Technology Campus, 28/1 Knowledge Park 3, Greater Noida, U.P., India
B. M. Gupta
National Institute of Science Technology and Development Studies, New Delhi 110012, India

Abstract


This paper analyzes 510India' publications on rabies research during ten years 1999 to 2014, as indexed in Scopus International multidisciplinary database. The study focuses on various aspects of performance of Indian rabies research, such as the publication grov\th,citation impact, international collaboration, subject-wise distribution of publications, contribution and citation impact of Indian organizations and authors, medium of communication and characteristics of its high cited papers.Reveals that India's research output on rabies research witnessed an aimual average growth rate of 17.51%, registered an average citation impact per paper of 6.75 and a share of 14.51% of international collaborative publications. India's global publication and citation share in world rabies research was 6.52% and 3.08% and a relative citation index of 0.47 during 1999-2014. Medicine contributed the largest publication share (63.73%) to India's rcibies research, followed by immunology & microbiology (24.51%), veterinary science (20.20%), biochemistry, genetics & molecular biology (17.65%)), pharmacology, toxicology and pharmaceutics (12.75%), agricultural & biological sciences (8.63%,) and neurosciences (4.21%)) during 1999-2014. 159 Indian organizations and 226 authors participated in India's research on rabies, of which the top most productive 15 organizations and 14 authors contributed 55.49% and 46,67% share to its total output during 1999-2014. Suggest the need for taking several measures to control rabies effectively in India.

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