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Indian Journal of Library and Information Science

Volume  6, Issue 3 (Supl.), Sept - Dec 2012, Pages 319-325

 

Original Article

Research Productivity and author Collaboration of Cardilogy Research
C.Baskaran, M.Sadik Batcha
*Deputy Librarian, Alagappa University central Library, Karaikudi-630 003, Tamilnadu, **Associate Professor, LIS wing, DDE, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar-608 002,
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Abstract

The study presents the field of Cardiology literature records retrieved form MEDLINE database for the period 1991-2010. This research shows that maximum number of records 829 was during 2000, followed by 826 in 2003 and 789 in 2002. Relative Growth Rate (RGR) and Doubling Time (Dt) was found to be an increasing and decreasing trend shown during the period of study. The paper reveals a study of the authorship pattern and collaborative research in the field of Cardiology. The degree of collaboration mean score is 0.70 and highest score is 0.88 in 1991 exhibits during the period of study.  

Keywords/Descriptors: Cardiology; MEDLINE; Relative Growth Rate (RGR); Doubling time (Dt);Degree of collaboration 


Corresponding Author : C.Baskaran