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In accordance with high incidence of AIDS cases, there is an epidemic growth of its literature. This unprecedented growth of literature calls for serious scientometric study. Such a study will not only help the scientometrists, information scientists, but also will be very useful to the related research workers. With this in view an attempt has been made to analyse AIDS literature published during the period 1976–1986 to identify its international channel of communication, medium of communication, contributing countries, authorship trends etc. This study is based on data printed in a source document entitledCollected Papers on AIDS Research, 1976–1986 published by BIOSIS which is a retrospective bibliography incorporating valuable references to research on AIDS from 9,000 source titles monitored in BIOSIS data base. The findings of this study have also been compared to those ofWyatt andSelf, Filardo andLancaster.

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as the ratio of citation count to publication count. The basic indicator of international collaboration is the number of internationally co-authored publications. The following research questions guided this bibliometric analysis: (1) What are

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This paper examines the rapid growth of China in the field of nanotechnology and the rise of collaboration between China and the US in this emerging domain. Chinese scientific papers in nanotechnology are analyzed to indicate overall trends, leading fields and the most prolific institutions. Patterns of ChinaUS nanotechnology paper co-authorship are examined over the period 1990–2009, with an analysis of how these patterns have changed over time. The paper combines bibliometric analysis and science mapping. We find rapid development in the number of ChinaUS co-authored nanotechnology papers as well as structural changes in array of collaborative nanotechnology sub-fields. Implications for both China and the US of this evolving relationship are discussed.

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The article is reporting the results of the first part of an extensive informetric analysis of the Welfare topic, carried out in 1998–1999. The aim was to analyse the structure of the literature of international Welfare research, to provide a detailed picture of its basic theoretical and empirical concepts and the mutual relations existing between these concepts.The approach is novel in that through the application of quantitative (i.e., bibliometric) techniques it tries to reduce subjectivity in domain analysis and in the mapping of the developments and segmentation in special topical areas.The analysis used the technique of co-ordinated online searches in a cluster of international bibliographic databases in DIALOG. The identified 13 sub-topics have been in detail analysed, in three time intervals. By measuring trends and developments in the number of publications, term occurrences, similarity between the subject terms and formation of clusters among the subject segments the analysis provides a comprehensive review of such a complex research field as the Welfare State is. The study, which primary aim is to improve the methodology of quantitative analysis in the so called "soft" sciences, will increase the interest among social scientists, scholars of the humanities and library and information science to use databases as analytical tools and to apply the modern text mining techniques for the extraction of knowledge from bibliographic data.

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in gastroenterology? A bibliometric analysis of ISI and Medline databases . Scientometrics 69 : 539 – 549 10.1007/s11192-006-0177-y . Chiu , WT , Ho , YS 2005 Bibliometric analysis of homeopathy

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) Discussion ASEAN as a group plays an important role in the world economy, due largely to its large population and a dynamic economy. However, no bibliometric analysis of scientific research and its relationship to economy in ASEAN countries has been

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. Discussion Bibliometric analysis of 483 articles from American Physiological Society journals from both 2000 and 2010 revealed a number of trends in citation and self-citation. For example, the largest proportion of published articles originated in

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. Chen , TJ , Chen , YC , Hwang , SJ , Chou , LF 2007 International collaboration of clinical medicine research in Taiwan, 1990–2004: A bibliometric analysis . Journal of the Chinese Medical Association 70 3 110 – 116 10.1016/S1726

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