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Library Progress (International)
Year : 2018, Volume : 38, Issue : 2
First page : ( 247) Last page : ( 254)
Print ISSN : 0970-1052. Online ISSN : 2320-317X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2320-317X.2018.00026.0

Authorship Pattern and Degree of Collaboration Research in Dental Science Literature in India: A Scienteometric Study

Ramakrishna1,*, Dr. Urs R. Rama Raj2, Prof. Talawar V.G.3,4

1Research Scholar, REVA University, Bengaluru, Karnataka, 560064, India

2Director for Learning Resource and Academic, East point institute of medical science, Bengaluru, Karnataka, 560049, India

3Former Vice-chancellor, University of Mysore, Mysuru, Karnataka, 570006, India

4Advisor to REVA University, Bengaluru, Karnataka, 560064, India

*Corresponding Author: Ramakrishna, Research Scholar, REVA University, Bengaluru, Karnataka, 560064, India. E-mail: ramakrishnaprem7@gmail.com

Online published on 4 December, 2018.


The present study is to identify the authorship patterns and the degree of collaboration in dental sciences research in India during 1997–2016. For this study, the required data have been collected from Web of Science database. Scientometric tools such as degree of collaboration, collaboration index have been used. Further, authors’ productivity and impact has been analyzed. The study reveals that, total 3098 papers published by 12737 authors, the average number of authors per article is 4.12. The mean value of the degree of collaboration is 0.95 and collaborative index is3.90 during the study period. Pradeep. A.R has published highest 83 articles and received highest 1032 citations, his h-index is 20.



Dental Sciences, Authorship, Collaborative Measures, Web of Science, Scientometric.


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