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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 52-60

A quantitative assessment of “chikungunya” research publications, 2004-2013

Nava Nalanda Central Library, Thapar University, Patiala, Punjab, India

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Shri Ram
Nava Nalanda Central Library, Thapar University, Patiala - 147 007, Punjab
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DOI: 10.4103/1119-0388.172067

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Introduction: This study has been carried out with an objective to analyze research publications on chikungunya virus (commonly known as “chikungunya”) available in Scopus multidisciplinary database. The data were screened and retrieved from Scopus using keywords “chikungunya virus” or “chikungunya” published from 2004 to 2013. Materials and Methods: The quantitative analysis was carried out in terms of the characteristics of chikungunya publication, citation analysis, average citation per papers (ACPPs), productivity by country, institutions, authors and journals, and impact factor (IF) for the year 2013. Results: There were 1,783 chikungunya articles published in over 613 journals and have been written by 9,200 authors either singly or in joint authorship. India is found to be the most productive country (378; 21.27%), and M.M. Parida of the Defense Research and Development Establishment, India, is the most productive author. Most of the institutions with the highest productivity are in France. Conclusion: Chikungunya has emerged as a threat to public health in Africa, the Indian Ocean region, Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, Europe, and Latin America. The results of this study have shown the prevalence of literature in these regions.

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