citation data from 34 literature journals indexed in Web of Science (WoS) in order to depict the intellectual base—the highly cited sources—and interdisciplinary citing in literature studies. Two time frames, 1978–1987 and 1998–2007 were studied, and
Literature review is an important and fundamental work that is essential to any research study. A good literature review summarizes the current state of a designated research field, and serves as a cornerstone upon
medical journals – a comparative analysis. Eur. J. Clin. Microbiol. Infect. Dis., 2012, 31 (10), 2585–2591.
Schubert, A., Somogyi, A.: Literature of research labeled as clinical. Trends, patterns and policy aspects
Authors:Fabrizio Natale, Gianluca Fiore and Johann Hofherr
research to adapt constantly in order to respond to policy and economic drivers.
A way for identifying key challenges for the future is to analyse how scientific literature is evolving, which are the “hot topics” emerging and which disciplines and
The paper deals with the nature of growth models currently used in the literature for modeling the growth of publications.
It introduces briefly three growth models and explores the applicability of these models in the growth of world and Indian
physics literature. The analysis suggests that the growth of Indian physics literature follows a logistic model, while the
growth of world physics literature is explained by a combination of logistic and power models. The criteria for selection
of growth models based on the new growth rate functions suggested by Egghe and Ravichandra Rao are given. The methodology
suggested by Egghe and Ravichandra Rao is shown to work satisfactorily, except for longer time series growth data, when we
may have to restore to data splitting approach, if suggested by the plots of new growth rate functions. This approach helped
us to use a combination of two growth models instead of one, to explain the growth of world physics literature.
the works of the Commission, which probably accounts for its multiple available interpretations.
Previous research by the authors attempted to clarify existing views on sustainable development and how they evolved by means of two literature