Trends in the Growth of Literature on Hepatitis(1984-2003): Quantitative Analysis

간염에 관한 문헌의 증가추세(1984-2003): 계량적 분석

  • Published : 2007.06.30


This paper presents a scientometric analysis of the growth of literature output in the field of Hepatitis covered in three bibliographic databases namely MEDLINE, CINAHL and IPA. The literature covered in three databases for the period 1984-2003 was considered. MEDLINE covered the maximum of 75750 records during the study period 1984 to 2003. This is followed by CINAHL and IPA databases. It is found that the annual growth rate of literature in a particular field of knowledge will not be uniform and in order to measure the rate of growth from year after year, the application of RGR is quite appropriate. The RGR has shown a decreasing trend, with a slight fluctuation of growth rate for the years 1985 and 1997. The output by colleges, universities, corporate sector and research institutions with reference to RGR and Dt has shown mixed results such as increasing trend, decreasing trend and fluctuation trend. Hepatitis research indicates a different picture when the RGR and Dt were calculated by year-wise both in terms of number of papers and number of pages.

이 논문에서는 1984년부터 2003년까지 200년에 걸쳐 MEDLINE과 CINAKL. IPA 등 3개 서지데이터베이스에 수록된 간염에 관한 분야의 문헌의 증가추세를 계량과학적으로 분석하였다. 이 기간 동안MEDLINE은 최대인 75,750건의 레코드를 수록하였으며, CINAHL, IPA의 순이었다. 특정지식영역의 연간문헌증가율은 동일하지 않으며, 연간증가율을 측정하기 위해서는 RGR을 적용하는 것이 아주 적합한 것으로 나타났다. RGR은 감소추세를 보였는데, 다만 1985년과 1997년에 성장률에서 약간의 변동이 있었다. 대학과 기업, 연구기관들은 RGR 및 Dt와 관련한 성과에서 성장추세와 감소추세, 변동추세 등의 결과에서 혼재된 양상을 보여주었다. 간염연구는 논문수와 페이지수의 측면에서 연단위로 RGR과 Dt를 산정했을 때는 다양한 양상을 보여주었다.



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