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Title: Bibliometric analysis of earthquake literature 1998 2007
Researcher: Sheeba Jebaseeli Jasmine D
Guide(s): Nithyanandam K
Keywords: Bibliometric, earthquake, seismology, Lotka s law, Web of Science
Upload Date: 15-Jan-2014
University: Anna University
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Abstract: Bibliometrics is a type of research method used in library and information sciences. The word Bibliometrics has been derived from the Latin and Greek words biblio and metrics which refer to the application of mathematics to the study of bibliography. Earthquake is a global menace, had been occurring at any time without any warning. Enormous time, research manpower and money is spent on the causes, diagnosis, prognosis and curbing of the disease. Bibliometric study has been undertaken for many subjects, but no attempt has been made with earthquake literature. Hence, this subject has been chosen. Records for the bibliometric analysis have been downloaded from Web of Science. The search terms used for downloading were Earthquake or Seismology in TS. The downloaded records were converted into MS - Access. This resulted in a database of 36049 records which formed the sample for the study. This is a case study involving the analysis of behaviour of Earthquake literature output in its wholeness between a break free period of 1998 and 2007. The objectives include the analysis of authorship, language and country wise distribution, type of document, Lotka s authorship productivity, preference in publication, correlation to economic growth, and correlation with incidence of earthquake and to determine the growth rate of earthquake literature in India in relation to some select countries. The study revealed that there is a gradual increase in research productivity in earthquake from 1998 onwards. Research Literature on Earthquake is published by journals from 51 countries of the world. India is in the seventh place. It could be clearly seen that out of the topmost eight countries which contribute to about 63.46% of the total earthquake research publications, seven countries prefer to publish their research output in journals that are published from countries like USA and England. Hence, it is proved that scientists prefer to publish their contributions on Eathquakes in journals published from developed countries. newline newline
Pagination: xix, 214
Appears in Departments:Faculty of Science and Humanities

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