A Bibliometric Analysis on Polio Research Productivity


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




Polio, Relative Growth Rate (RGR), Doubling time (Dt), Bradford Law, Degree of Collaboration


Presents a bibliometric analysis of the literature in the discipline of Polio as listed the MEDLINE data which covered in the PubMed for the length 1990-2019.It is found that a total of 18956 records are within the MEDLINE database which covered by PubMed on ‘Polio ’. Maximum number of 1683 records was published during the year 2019, followed by 1672 records in the year 2017 and 1587 records in the year 2018. It became discovered that 76.54% of records are journal articles, followed by Review 12.49%, Editorial 2.60%, Letter 2.44%, Case Report 2.38%, News 2.22%,Comment 1.21%, Published Erratum 0.11%, and Published Retraction 0.01% are included in this look at. Relative Growth Rate (RGR) has been reducing from the year 1991 to 2019 but in a fluctuation trend. On the other hand, the Doubling Time (Dt) has shown an increasing trend, but it is also in a fluctuation of records throughout the examine period. A total of 240 journals were identified as core journals in the subject of Polio literature. The ratio of single and multiple authors publications is 1:6 found within the discipline of Polio literature. The meager percent i.e. 2.02% of records represent nameless authorship. The average Degree of Collaboration arrived at 0.86. It shows that multi-authored papers dominated within the field of Polio literature.


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How to Cite

Ramakrishnan, J., Ravi Sankar, G., & Thavamani, K. (2022). A Bibliometric Analysis on Polio Research Productivity. Asian Journal of Information Science and Technology, 12(1), 45–57. https://doi.org/10.51983/ajist-2022.12.1.3103

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