Significant Journals and their Countries in the Field of Sports Medicine Literature: A Bibliometric Analysis

Authors

  • J. Ramakrishnan S.G. Deputy Librarian, The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • G. Ravi Sankar S.G. Deputy Librarian, The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • K. Thavamani S.G. Library Assistant, Regional Medical Library, The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Keywords:

Sports Medicine, Bradford’s Law and Significant Journals

Abstract

The literature in the field of Sports Medicine and identified significant journals and their countries were studied. A total of 43727 records on ‘Sports Medicine’ is covered in the MEDLINE database. 50.69% of records were journal articles in this study. Bradford Law has been used for this study and found significant journals in the field of Sports Medicine. The United States is dominated in the first rank and also covered fourth to eighth ranks and tenth rank in the study. The United States with the major publications of 62.5% of output in zone-1 study, which is in the first position followed by Germany, Denmark, England, Italy, and Turkey. In zone-2 study, the United States shared 40.6% in the first position followed by England, Switzerland, and Germany etc. In zone-1 and zone-2 combined study; it shows that United States shared 42.86% followed by England in the second position, Germany and Switzerland shared the third position, the Netherlands in the fourth position, and China in the fifth position. 

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05-05-2021

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Ramakrishnan, J., Ravi Sankar, G., & Thavamani, K. (2021). Significant Journals and their Countries in the Field of Sports Medicine Literature: A Bibliometric Analysis . Asian Journal of Information Science and Technology, 11(1), 39–49. Retrieved from https://ojs.trp.org.in/index.php/ajist/article/view/2689