Scientometric Analysis of Communication Disorders
Keywords:Communication Disorders, Scientometric Analysis, Web of Science, Authorship Pattern, Citations and Degree of Collaboration
This paper presents the scientometric study of the growth of literature on communication disorders from 1999-2018. The study analyzed and discussed the yearly growth of publications, authorship pattern, citation pattern, co-authorship, most productive authors, and ranking of authors by using various indices. The researcher collected the required data from the Web of Science database. After standardization, the retrieved research literature has been analyzed with scientometric tools and meaningful inferences. The year 2018 has contributed the highest number of research papers, scoring 20948. The keyword ‘Autism’ occurrences in 50744 (35.85%) papers. The Collaboration Index (CI=9.55), Degree of Collaboration (DC=0.97), and Collaboration Coefficient (CC=0.52) of research output in communication disorders. Langguth, Berthold is a most prolific and influential author of hearing disorders research. He published 132 articles with 5682 citations. There is a decrease in compound year growth rate (CAGR=-6.36) in research publications on communication disorders.
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