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A Scientometric Assessment of Indo-US Collaboration Pattern in Leishmaniasis Research

Library Herald Year : 2019, Volume : 57, Issue : 1 First page : ( 122) Last page : ( 137) Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469. Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-2469.2019.00008.3

A Scientometric Assessment of Indo-US Collaboration Pattern in Leishmaniasis Research during 2012–2016

Dwivedi Sandhya Department of Library & Information Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Email:


This study examines the pattern of growth and collaboration in leishmaniasis research for the year 2012–2016 as indicated by papers indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded. The study found that Brazil is world's most prolific producer of leishmaniasis research and has the second lowest international collaboration rate among the countries. USA was the top partner for India, showing 68 co-affiliated papers with India. Salton's measures clearly indicate that India's strongest mutual collaborative partner is Belgium (0.124) and then USA (0.084). On USA's side, Salton's measure for Brazil was highest (0.157). Out of 68 paper, 59% were bilateral (involving only India and USA) and 29 multilateral (involving other countries also with India and USA. A highly significant difference observed in CPP for domestic Indian papers (listing India-affiliated researchers only) was 6.0 and for domestic USA papers 9.34. For papers listing both Indian and USA authors (international or multilateral China-Canada collaborations) the CPP was 138.44. Thus, collaboration with USA dramatically increases the average citation rate for India-based researchers. Prolific institution, journal and author were discussed for Indo-US collaborated papers.

Keywords Scintometrics, Salton's Measure, Leishmaniasis research, Collaboration.

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