Altmetrics Research on the Global Output: A Scientometric Analysis

Altmetrics Research on the Global Output: A Scientometric Analysis

C. Baskaran (Alagappa University, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-1309-5.ch007


The chapter describes the research publications on altmetrics research during 2012-2019. A total of 461 publications were brought out on this area over period of study. 25.81% of the publications were published in the year 2018. It is analyzed that information science and library science areas hold the majority 293 (63.55%) of the publications, and the University of Wolverhampton has contributed the highest number (40; 8.67%) of the publications in the field of altmetrics. The study found that lowest relative growth rate (RGR; 0.04) was found in 2008. 2010, 2012, and 2014 RGR rose up to 0.75 in 1990, and the average mean value of relative growth rate (RGR) is 0.15. The highest number of publications (293; 63.55%) accumulated from information science library science. This area has been ranked first among 25 research fields listed in the study.
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Seglen and Aksnes (2000) analyzed the relationship between research group size and scientific productivity within the highly cooperative research environment characteristic of contemporary biomedical science, an investigation of Norwegian Microbiology was undertaken. Dalpe (2002), observed that assess its quality for bibliometric studies attempting to analyse the evolution of biotechnology research, to map leading organizations, and to study the interaction between science and technology. This study analyses the research output in India in neurosciences during the period 1999-2008 and the analyses included research growth, rank, global publications' share, citation impact, share of international collaborative papers and major collaborative partner countries and patterns of research communication in most productive journals (Adarsha Bala and Gupta, 2010).

A total number of 2810 publications were obtained in the study period. The study reveals that the majority number of records was published in 2015, followed by 603 records published in 2014, 554 records have published in 2013, 508 record have published in 2012, and 473 records were published in 2011. The document type wise research publication in solar energy, the articles has a predominant place with 90.1 per cent, and followed by review 5.3 per cent, article; proceedings papers has third place with 3.6 per cent, Editorial Material and other types least percent number of have published (Rangasamy and Umadevi,2011).

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