International Contribution to Nipah Virus Research 1999-2010

Safahieh, H. and Sanni, S.A. and Zainab, A.N. International Contribution to Nipah Virus Research 1999-2010. Malaysian Journal of Library & Information Science, 2011, vol. 17. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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This study examines 462 papers on Nipah virus research published from 1999 to 2010, identifying the active authors, institutions and citations received. Data was extracted from SCI-Expanded database, (Web of Science) and analyzed using descriptive figures and tables. The results show the growth of publication is incremental up to 2010 even though the average citations received is decreasing. The ratio of authors to articles is 1330: 426. The active contributing countries are USA (41.0), Australia (19.3), Malaysia (16.0), England (6.5) and France (5.6). The productive authors are mainly affiliated to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, USA and Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) in Australia and University of Malaya Medical Centre, Malaysia. A total of 10572 citations were received and the ratio of articles to citation is 1: 24.8. Collaboration with the bigger laboratories in USA and Australia is contributive to the sustained growth of published literature and to access diverse expertise.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Nipah virus; Virology; Infectious diseases; Bibliometrics
Subjects: L. Information technology and library technology
Depositing user: Miss Nur Jannatul Adnin Ahmad Shafawi
Date deposited: 21 Jan 2013 11:22
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:24


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