Mapping the Intellectual Structure of the Field Neurological Disorders: A Bibliometric Analysis

Mapping the Intellectual Structure of the Field Neurological Disorders: A Bibliometric Analysis

S. Ravikumar (North-Eastern Hill University Shillong, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-8567-1.ch001

Abstract

The chapter utilizes bibliometric tools to explore papers in the field of neurological disorders and to examine the scientific development in the above subject domain. The research data were retrieved from the WOS database, which consists of 16,830 papers on the above phrase, but for the current study was limited to only those articles that have received more than four citations. Using this criterion, the data was narrowed to 10,694 as of 25/6/18. Using bibliometric tools, the author has identified the most productive authors, most productive countries, annual scientific production with an average growth rate of 4.82, and average article citations per year was 44.85. Network analysis was carried out to find co-citation network pattern, and with co-word analysis, found the conceptual structure of a field of neurological disorders.
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Bibliometrics And Its Utilization

Bibliometrics is stressed over the examination of research subject to citation counts and precedents. The individual assessments used are in like manner routinely insinuated as bibliometrics, or citation estimations. They can be used to survey the effect of an individual research yield, for instance, a journal article, or a collection of research yields, for instance, all works by an explicit author, research social occasion or institution.

Bibliometrics can be used as an indication of the hugeness and impact of your work or that of a research social event, office or school, and therefore of its motivating force to the more broad research arrange. Bibliometrics are continuously being used to measure and rank research yield both inside institutions and on a national or worldwide measurement. School rankings may consider and they are utilized in the Research Excellence Framework (REF).Bibliometrics can be used as a gadget to recognize research characteristics and light up decisions about future research interests.

Bibliometrics ponder helps to understand research productivity (Counts of papers) in explicit subject space. Impact of the distribution in a region can be evaluated utilizing Citation checks which help us to consider the Indirect acknowledgment/impact (second-age citation tallies) and papers and journals are positioned utilizing normal citation per paper which has bring forth Journal Impact factor and H-Index . Research fronts, Collaboration markers and Trend examination (Time arrangement) can be considers utilizing bibliometrics

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